8 Ways to Stop Worrying ...

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With as many things as there are to worry about in this world – money, grades at school, stress at work, your boyfriend’s quirks – there are just as many ways to stop worrying about these things.

Sometimes, all you need is a little perspective, or a little cup of tea.

But sometimes, you need a short list of ways to stop worrying that are a little more hard-core.

If this is one of those times, keep reading, my dear.

Brew that cup of tea, and get ready to un-worry.

1. Write It down

Even the most complicated, convoluted problems seem less...

problematic… when they’re written down in black and white.

Sometimes, they even seem a little silly, and completely manageable.

Try writing your worries in a journal, or simply jot them down on a sticky note.

For extra perspective, tear that little sticky into bits once you’ve realized how ridiculous it is… this is one of my own favorite ways to stop worrying, and start smiling!

2. Talk It out

We all have that friend, the one who listens without interrupting or judging.

If you’re worried about a particular thing, call your friend for a chat, or better yet, get together for an in-person tête-à-tête.

Verbalizing your troubles is much more effective than posting passive-aggressive status updates on Facebook, and will, in some cases, even help you come up with a solution you hadn’t thought of inside your head.

If not, your friend, the sounding board, may be able to help you find a solution, too.

3. Put It in Perspective

Worrying about whether or not you’ll get that promotion at work, or whether you can afford that new pair of boots you splurged on last week, may seem silly if you put it into perspective, against the bigger backdrop of your life.2

Don’t compare your life to someone else’s – that’s just going to make you feel guilty or bad – but rather look at your current worries in terms of five years out.

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