15 Ways to Cope With Worry

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Editor's note: I'm a worrywart, and I know I'm not alone—which is why I was glad to see this post by Charlotte outlining 15 things to do when bad news hits, and worry follows in its wake. Some of her ideas instill a sense of order amid the chaos (like cleaning your kitchen), while others give you permission to lighten your workload (like by ordering a pizza). All of them serve as reminders that life isn't all bad, and can restore a more balanced perspective that can help you cope. Here's tip #14 just to give you an idea. – Judy

Wrote down 5 things in my journal that are great in my life and that I’m happy for. This helped. (In case you’re curious: 1. Kids that have not gotten the flu *knockonwood* even though all their friends have. 2. Getting to donate all our unused diapers since we’ll never need another one again! 3. A jalapeno goat cheese dip that is to die for on mini peppers. 4. A husband who goes and picks up pizza when I’m too stressed to cook. 5. The combination of texting and camera phones in the hands of my hilarious friends.)

Read more from Anatomy of a Worry: 15 Things to do When You Can’t Do Anything [Rap music may be involved. And a giveaway!] at The Great Fitness Experiment


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