Putting the Brakes on Worry

  • Staying busy won’t eliminate every worry but it will slow them down.
  • There are two ways to put the brakes on worry – one is to get busy doing something for others that requires you to focus as much on them as possible.
  • The other way is to stay busy doing something you like that gets your mind off of the worry-of-the-moment so you can lose yourself in something all encompassing.
  • Time outs work – when they’re done with the focus on someone or something else, the benefit is the greatest.