Start by writing a list of your worries, carefully examine each item on the list, then write down why this particular worry may not occur. If the situation does arise, how will you deal with it? This will help you develop coping strategies and lead to solution focused thinking.
Prior to my training in Counselling and Bereavement Therapy, I was an expert at worrying. This caused me great distress and anxiety. During the training, it was compulsory for all prospective students to have Talking Therapy; this was to prove life changing for me. It enabled me to alter my unhelpful thought processes and I became more confident, positive and empowered as a result. I believe my experience of anxiety has developed within me advanced empathy with my clients.
Talking honestly and verbalising how you feel can be very helpful. There is absolutely no shame in admitting when we are struggling emotionally. It is my belief Talking Therapy can be seen as preventative medicine. We can liberate ourselves from unhealthy, negative thinking, embrace life and live it fully without the suffocating burden of fear.