The Worrywart's Companion: Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Worry smarter and reclaim the joy in your life Do you lie awake at night agonizing over things that could happen? Do you automatically expect the worst? Have you worried obsessively about things only to have everything turn out okay? Instead of worrying yourself sick, let theThe Worrywart's Companionshow you how to worry smart and soothe yourself so that you can think more clearly, deal with the worry at hand, and then let it go.Try these simple ideas and start worrying smarter right now:Talk to yourself the way a friend would Take a warm bath Practice "underreacting" Imagine a happy ending Do a good deed Watch a funny movieWith these tips and many more, you will be able to release yourself from worry and learn to enjoy every moment--no matter where your life takes you.

Author Biography

Dr. Beverly Potter received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University and her master's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from San Francisco State University. She is a corporate trainer and has written a number of books on job burnout and conflict.


Table of Contents

Worrywarting Is Hell
Go To Extremes
Worrying Is a Bad Habit
Let Emotions Take Over
Worrying Yourself Sick
What Is Smart Worry
Time & Place to Worry
Watch How You Worry
Talk Like A Good Friend
Practice Flexible Think
Challenge Worries
Look For Solutions
Set Worries Aside
Imagine Positive Poss
You Can Worry Smarter
Cost of Worry
Take A Deep Breath
Relax Your Muscles
Distract Yourself
Take A Walk
Smile and Laugh
Say A Little Prayer
Find The Joy
Avoid Drinking Coffee
Shoulds to Preferences
Count Worry Beads
Eat a sweet
Take a Warm Bath
Imagine a Happy Ending
Do a Good Deed
Joke About the Worry
Rock Yourself
Count Your Blessings
Make a List
Practice Underreacting
Watch a Funny Movie
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