Life Coach: 3 Ways to Curb Worry

Created: September 21, 2018 08:15 AM

In life, there are many times we worry. The source could be from a person, event, test, etc. Does the act of worrying about that source change the outcome?

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Life Coach Pam Solberg-Tapper was back on GMN Friday to give three tips on how to "curb" worry. They are as follows:

1. Write down your worries

- Ask yourself "Is this worry a problem I can solve or is it an imaginary "what if" scenario?"

- If it's a "solvable worry" take action to solve it as soon as possible.

- If it's a "what-if worry" write down the answers to these questions:

  • "How likely is this to happen?"
  • "Is this in my control?".

2. Compartmentalize your worry

- Slate a time and place to worry.

- This practice does not suppress worry but defers worrying so you aren't distracted from things you must be doing.

3. Shrink the importance of your worry

- When you have a worry ask yourself:

  • "On a scale of 1-10, how important is this?"

If it is not at least a 7, it doesn't deserve much attention so just let it go. Write the worry on a piece of paper, crumple it up and throw it away.

Pam Solberg-Tapper, MHSA, PCC

Executive Coach/Leadership Development

Coach for Success, Inc.

Office: 218-729-0772

Mobile: 218-340-3330



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