Scheduling our days in advance can be a great thing! It can help us stay on track with our goals and help eliminate procrastination and confusion throughout the day.
Now, most of us schedule our chores, errands and workouts.
But have you ever tried scheduling Worry Time?
Worry Time is a technique that involves scheduling some time during the day to worry.
Even though this may sound contradictory, Worry Time is actually designed to help us reduce the time we spend worrying about things.
Ready to learn more? Keep on reading.
First, you’ll want to choose a time of day that works best for your Worry Time. Keeping this time consistent is ideal.
What sounds more pleasant?
Scheduling 10 – 20 minutes a day to worry about things, or worrying off and on an entire day?
You can save worries or anxiety for Worry Time by writing them down as they pop up, so you can reflect on them later.
Focus On Being Productive During The Day
Now that you’ve set your worries aside to be tackled later – you spend the day being productive and doing activities that bring you joy!
This doesn’t mean that every single day will be smooth sailing. We can’t always control what thoughts pop up. You just have to keep reminding yourself that thoughts are not always as they seem, and they can be dealt with later on.
During Worry Time, you can ask yourself questions such as…
- Is this thought true?
- Can I absolutely prove that this thought is true?
- How does this thought make me feel?
- How would I feel if this thought vanished?
More often than not, the things we worry about never happen or aren’t true.
Taking the time to truly reflect and think about our thought patterns can help us think about the situation in a positive light.
You have much more control over your thoughts and actions than you give yourself credit for.