1. Remind yourself that worrying doesnâ€™t stop things happening. Things will happen â€“ or not happen â€“anyway.
2. Recognize that â€œWhat ifsâ€ donâ€™t usually help with problem solving. Itâ€™s better to use logic, and brain storm for solutions. Take control of your emotions by using rational thinking.
3. Motivate yourself by something other than worrying. Take a break and do something fun, and then go back to your work again. That positive approach will reap more benefits.
4. Face your fears â€“ and do the things that you worry about. The thought is often much worse than the actual thing you fear.
5. Ask yourself â€œWhatâ€™s the worst thing that could happen?â€ Then, â€œWhat are the chances that it will happen? Then â€œWill you survive it, if it happens, in the end?â€ Usually, that helps to move us from an extreme and irrational way of thinking to a more realistic, and reasonable way if thinking.
6. Teach yourself a range of relaxation strategies â€“ and then concentrate on them instead of on your different fears. Or, adopt a mindful approach â€“ and keep your focus on â€œright nowâ€.