The Worrywart's Companion: Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart

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Council Oak Books, 1997 - Psychology - 174 pages
Brimming with practical ideas you can try today, The Worrywart's Companion includes twenty-one simple things you can do when you feel a worry coming on. Instead of worrying yourself sick, The Worrywart's Companion shows how to soothe yourself so that you can think more clearly, deal with the worry at hand, and then let it go. Positive, easy to understand, and fun to read, this revolutionary little explores the roots of worry and explains that worry is a behavior that is learned. The good news is that it can also be unlearned.
 

Contents

Worrywarts Go to Extremes
9
Worrywarts Let Emotions Take Over
21
What Is Smart Worry?
33
Create a Time and Place to Worry
39
Watch How You Worry
46
Talk to Yourself the Way a Friend Would
53
Practice Flexible Thinking
61
Challenge Your Worry
73
Count Worry Beads
146
Eat a Sweet
148
Take a Warm Bath
151
Imagine a Happy Ending
153
Do a Good Deed
155
Joke about the Worry
157
Rock Yourself
159
Count Your Blessings
161

Look for Solutions
82
Set Worries Aside
90
Imagine Positive Possibilities
100
You Can Worry Smarter
108
Part Three TWENTYONE WAYS TO WORRY SMART
119
Avoid Drinking Coffee
142
Change Shoulds to Preferences
144
Make a List
163
Practice Underreacting
165
Watch a Funny Movie
167
Suggested Reading
169
About the Author
173
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