Haa haa haa Aus_Dad...patience grasshopper! ;pCoping Tip # 3Can I Accept Uncertainty?
Worriers tend to equate the unknown with danger and try to work out what could happen in every 'what if' scenario.
Intolerance of uncertainty is the most important element in worry. However, the uncertainty is actually neutral
. (Dr. Robert L. Leahy author The Worry Cure.)
Just because we worry about
our savings running out for example, it doesn't mean it will...it is simply unknown,
Accepting the unknown by reapeating this mantra can helps diffuse it, allowing us to move on from the worrisome thought.
Try saying: "I don't know for sure...it's possible it could happen."
(S.C. note...but just as or more possible it won't!)
Dr Leahy says "Changing your thinking is like getting into shape - it's a lot harder at first, but gets easier with time and pratice."
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 6/15/2015 9:16:31 PM (GMT-6)