I have a problem with worrying too much. I worry about everything, big and small. I worry that people won't like me at work, I worry that people are going to gossip about me, I worry that I might say the wrong thing. I also worry a lot about money, and that I'm never going to find a boyfriend. I also worry that my friends are mad at me.
Everyone tells me that I worry too much. Co-workers tell me I do a great job even when I think I left things a mess.
I wish I could just stop worrying. How can I stop worrying so much? I heard it makes you age and adds wrinkles.
[ Answer this question ] Want to answer more questions in the Relationships category? Maybe give some free advice about: Work/School Relationships? advice-anyone answered Sunday January 29 2006, 4:21 pm: Well to releive you worrying doesnt give you wrinkles, they come with time not the thoughts that go on inside your head. If you do something that YOU are satisfied with then chances are so will everyone else. Don't worry. If you don't do waste your time gossiping chances are noone will gossip about you and if they do they are wasting their time. Don't worry. If you find yourself saying the wrong thing then simply rephrase it so that you wont be stuck with it. Don't worry. If you use your money wisely and save some of it you wont run into finacial trouble. Don't worry. If you continue to be the great person that I'm sure you are because you worry so much about silly things because you have a kind heart and a great conscience then the right man will come to you and you wont end up like the lonely old woman with 25 cats. Don't worry. [ advice-anyone's advice column | Ask advice-anyone A Question ]
Nallie answered Sunday January 29 2006, 8:13 am: From one worrier to another....
It makes no sense to worry about what is not under our control. You have no control over what other people say, do or feel, so let those things go.
I have been reading much on stress and worry lately. I have discovered that these emotions are linked to a type of anxiety disorder. I am doing the "self help" thing myself. I have found that by listening to relaxing music, doing meditation, eating right, sleeping right and exercising my worry factor is lessened and I am feeling much better about myself. Of course an alternative to this is to see your Dr and discuss possible treatment methods if you actually do have an anxiety disorder.
I have also learned to shrug things off by asking myself "What's the worst thing that could happen?" When you answer this question come up with a solution to the worst case scenerio and you will see that every problem in your life can be solved if and when you actually have to face that situation. [ Nallie's advice column | Ask Nallie A Question ]
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