When I was in treatment one of the most useful tools I learnt about was the worry chart, a simple tool designed to help discern whether you need to either begin problem solving or simply let it go. It’s so effective and I’ve used it so much now that it’s automatic. It’s so useful I listed it in part two of this months series!
If, after you worked your way through the chart it revealed you need to let whatever is troubling you go (if you can’t actively do anything about it that is) there are three main steps that I’ve followed which have helped me and that absolutely anyone can benefit from, these being:
- Distract yourself
- Slow down and focus at one thing at a time
- Let go of what you think should happen