Good Worry/Bad Worry

If a worry propels us to act and solve a problem, it can be good.

Otherwise worry is a waste of time and yet most of us have become professional worriers and will not give it up.

My mother was one and I learned right by her side.

The trick is to spot the worry and then change the subject because in spite of our love for multitasking, it is not possible to have two thoughts at the same time.

It becomes a matter of retraining – spotting the worry, then changing the subject if the thing we’re worried about does not cause us to act and solve a problem.

The idea that worry can be learned and unlearned is reassuring.

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