When you suffer from chronic worrying, many of your thoughts may be distorted and you end up being a “fortune teller” for your own future. You may not even consider the positive things which can happen in your life because of all the negative thoughts you can’t cope with.
If you could stop and think for a while about your worry-thoughts, what do you think they might be? Likely, you’ll find that you’re jumping to conclusions and the prediction you’re making will never happen.
When you begin to ask yourself certain questions, you can better predict what the outcome will be without becoming mired in worry that is futile and a waste of time.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to challenge the worry:
You may lack personal confidence to solve your life’s problems, and assume that anything you try to do will turn out negatively. That pessimistic attitude and feelings are called “cognitive distortions,” and it may be difficult for you to break the worry habit.
As you continue to challenge your worries, you’ll develop more self-confidence and surety that you’re more than able to solve any problem that life throws your way.
This post is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered therapy. This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.
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