Frequently Asked Questions: Anxiety: How To Stop WorryingFriday, March 16, 2012 - 15:55
Here are some frequently asked questions related to anxiety and worry.
Q: How can I tell if I'm worrying too much?
A: Everyone worries periodically, but if you're constantly worrying about something that happened in the past or something that is unlikely to happen in the future, you're probably worrying too much.
Q: At what point should I seek advice from a mental health professional?
A: If you've put effort into various methods of reducing worry but they have proven unsuccessful, it may be time to seek professional help.
Q: I set up a "worry period" before I go to bed, but now I can't sleep.
A: It's best to set up a "worry period" at the same time each day, but not before bed. Try to do it earlier in the day when you're not busy with other activities.
Q: Whenever I worry, I get a knot in my stomach. Is there anything I can do?
A: Worrying can cause unpleasant physical responses in your body, but there are numerous relaxation techniques that you can practice to help ease tension.