3 tips to help you tackle your worry habit

Weekly Radish No. 21

How much does worry affect your day to day life?

Are you a worrier? Do you feel like you spend a lot of your time worrying and getting anxious over what could happen in the future? Especially when there is such a lot of uncertainty about.  You may well have had a series of experiences in your life that have taught you to be on alert or always on the look out for the disaster round the corner.  That's understandable.  But, it is not necessarily the best way to live your day to day life.  How many moments are passing right now in which nothing bad has happened?  Loads probably and yet, you might be living with persistent worry or dread, effectiely ruining your experience in a given moment.

First things first, go easy on yourself. Some of us have a propensity to worry. But, that doesn't mean we can't tackle the habit and challenge it when we find ourselves slipping into the worry habit.  We can. It might take some work and persistence but it is achievable. 

It takes awareness and practice but is sooo worth it in the long run. Check out this week's weekly radish video and learn some simple practical tips to help you put worry in its place:

I mention in this week's video a great book by friend, author and speaker Paul McGee, aka the Sumo Guy, 'How Not To Worry.' It's a great, readable and tip filled book that helps you overcome your worry habit.'  

The Weekly Radish is a series of videos intended to get you to focus on you and your own wellbeing and coping strategies.  It is not selfish to put yourself first at times.  In fact, in order to be a sustainable version of yourself, it is essential.  Overcoming your own sense of guilt at investing in your own development, wellbeing and health is vital.  So, check out these videos to learn more.

Keep an eye out for the next blog.

Dave Algeo
Motivational Speaker on resilience and men's mental health. 

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