Monday, March 12, 2012

Worry is another Matter

Worry is thinking that is stressful when taken too far. I worry a lot when I do not understand something said or not understanding how something will work or if it will work. It is not productive at all and when people worry, including myself the tendency is to go over and over the same thought without solving the problem. People tend to imagine stressful scenario’s about their problem and do nothing to release that stress.

Sometimes worry can be helpful, which means it can bring about an action to be taken to change the problem or solve it. If we worry about a test, we study harder, yet worry can become a problem which can lead anyone into anxiety or fear or a never-ending circle of thought; it can cause negative effects on the mind and body. It can cause stomach problems, headaches and tension; of the mind, you may not be able to focus on other objectives, thereby suffering from distress.

Worry is placed in a category called Generalized Anxiety Disorder or (GAD). It is diagnosed after 6 months or more of chronic worry and tension which is more intense than the normal anxiety people experience. People with this disorder worry about money, health, family and work, even though there are no signs of trouble in these realms. There are people with GAD who cannot relax their concerns and they also have problems sleeping. Some of these symptoms are much like the symptoms of depression, where worries accompany physical symptoms such as trembling, twitching, muscle tension, headaches, and anger. GAD affects children, adolescents and adults and is more common in women than men.

What is it that anyone person can do to ease the state of worrying is:
(1) Change your ideas from worrying about anything, find other more pleasant thoughts.
(2) Engage in physical and mental ways to relax.
(3) Write about what worries you; you can overcome the circle of repetitive thought.

Written by Donald Sammons

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