A vast array of worry management skills and coping techniques are available.
I have managed to scale them down to five easy-to-follow steps for
you to apply every time you are anxious and worried.
Step one: recognise you are worried
Step two: Understand what you worry about [write it down, be as
specific as possible]
Step three:Find out if you can do anything about what is worrying
Step four:Think about what you can do
Step five: Do it!
Review by Oengus O Shaugnessy:
I found Worry, the root of all evil, an extremely helpful book to
read the last time I was seriously anxious. It's positive, clear
and very interesting. It's exciting style was actually a good distraction
from some of my worries! And it offers really good tips on dealing
with anxiety. Chapter headings include One Hundred Tips For managing
worry, Exploring worry, hope and help for worriers and a weekly
worry management schedule. You can take some tips and leave others,
but all in all you're left with a lot of convincing and helpful
tips on dealing with the worry monster.
Worry: the Root of All Evil is written by Theresa Francis-Cheung
and published in Ireland by Gill and Macmillan.