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Destructive Delusions #6

6. Worry, Fret, and Fear: “If something seems dangerous or fearsome, I must preoccupy myself with it and make myself anxious about it.”

Are you an expert when it comes to playing the anxiety tape over and over in your head, convincing yourself that something is dangerous and fearsome? If worry did anyone any good, I’d be all for it, but it only serves to make the worrier, and often those around her, miserable.

So much of life is out of our hands completely, so it makes sense to drop the worry beads, and trust that the world is unfolding the way it’s supposed to (perhaps not the way we would like it to, but…). A book that can help is Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Dr. Susan Jeffers. She explains why worry, fret and fear have no upside, plus practical ways to acknowledge fear and work through it. I give it three stars!

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Gretchen Neels in career tips, communication, confidence, professional development, Self-confidence

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