Worry Often? Here’s the RemedyWebmaster
Worry Remedy 1: Analyze the Worry
(Gets rid of 90% of worry)
– meet with my professor to ask questions– wing it– self-quiz”
Remedy 2: Imagine and mentally accept the worst-case scenario
(10% of the worry eliminated)
So, you fail your test. Are you dead? Does everyone in your life hate you? Say your parents are disappointed in you. Even if they are, time goes on, and you can use this as an opportunity to learn and improve. Even though failure is scary and can hurt, failures do not define you. How you behave does. This is not an invitation to accept failure and become complacent. No one respects a student who shrugs and says, “So what.” You can emotionally accept your failures without limiting yourself to them.
Remedy 3: Live in day-tight compartments
(Prevents worry from cropping up again in the future)
“If I take care of today, tomorrow will take care of itself.” – Dale Carnegie
Do today’s work superbly, and tomorrow won’t be an issue. That’s all that should concern you: what you can actually do something about. There are physical things you can do about your problems! But only if you get that pesky worry out of your way.