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With so much going on it the world, and all of the 24-hour media people bombarding us with ever more troubling information, it’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying overload.

Worrying overload is like any other type of overload. It happens when you have so much worrying information coming in you get swamped; you are awash with so much information that you just can’t function properly any more.

All is not lost, here’s what to do.

At the start of each day (preferably, but choose another time if it suits you, but it must be the same each day), find 15 minutes of privacy. Set a time because when your time is up you’ll need to get back to whatever you were doing.

For 15 minutes devote yourself to some proper worrying. Not the usual low-grade, distracted and distracting angst that intrudes on your day, but PROPER worrying. This is a luxury, make the most of it. You have my permission to do nothing but get into your worry. Do a proper job, let yourself go, practice doing deep and meaningful worrying with a capital ‘W’. When your time’s up, stop.

It’s take a little practice, but it’ll be worth the effort if you stick at it. In a week or two you’ll be among the leading worriers in your social circle or your community. People will start to look down to you to see how it’s done. They’ll probably see you as a  gifted worrier, not realising that you don’t have a special gift, you did it through self discipline.

 

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