We all worry way too much …right? It just seems to be automatic and out of our control. And we know it’s not good for us, but did you know just how harmful excessive worry can be to our health?
Here’s an article from Dec. 27, 2011 Psychology Today in which David Ropeik starts the article by saying: “Stress. It is probably one of the biggest risks we face. The more worried you are that you might get sick, the more likely it is that you will, or if you do get sick that you’ll end up sicker, or even dead, from an illness you might have survived if you just didn’t worry so much. The more worried you are about the health of your heart, the more damage you do to your heart. The more worried you are about losing your memory, the more your memory fades. The list of damage that worry can do, because of the biology of stress, is long and scary. Which means that not worrying more than we have to may be the best thing we can do for our health.”
Did you read the entire article? Are you motivated to reduce your worry? If you had some scientifically backed tools to help you stop worry, would you be willing to learn about them? …and use them?
Here’s 9 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Stop Worrying from Huffington Post.
Really good ideas here …one’s that I’ll keep handy to refer to when I find myself in a worry mode. I’ve put these “tools” in a word document and put it on my desktop. I can print it if I want to. And …I’ll gladly send it to you if you ask.
I’d love to hear from you, Friend. Let me know what you’re doing to take good care of yourself.
My very best wishes for your good health …to you and your family,
Donald (at 80)