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How to Quit Your Worrying

author unknown :: Nov 26, 2007 ::

 

Many people overthink because they're trying to solve problems or get over life traumas, says Stephen Lepore, a public-health researcher at Temple University .

But other methods are more effective. Writing one's deepest feelings about stressful experiences can improve health "and take the sting out. It acts like a buffer."

People who worry too much also can try these methods recommended by
Yale University
psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema:

Seek out new friends who prefer to help solve problems rather than indulge in mutual hand-wringing.

Meditate or pray regularly.

Schedule limited "overthink" sessions; don't do it any other time.

Work on forgiveness and lowering unrealistically high expectations.