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
If you would like to know more about these tasks in depth please subscribe by entering your name and email on my Mailing List page. Once subscribed you will find a link to a bonus eBook titled ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ which goes into more depth about how we can begin to let go, leaving needless worry behind us.
If you are struggling to let go due to loss rather than worry, you might also want to check out my Letting Go Series.
Do you find it difficult to know when problem solving is appropriate? Do you find it hard to let go? Have you ever let go in the past? How did you do it? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.
Following using psychology to transform my life, I founded Accessible Psychology to help empower others to live the life they long for. My journey is living testimony that no matter where you are, absolutely everyone can apply psychology in order to lead more fulfilling lives.
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