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Reschedule Your Worries

Are you worried?  Thinking about a loved one or trouble at work? Worried about something you are in charge of or a relationship problem? Have you ever considered "rescheduling" your worry? Can you give yourself 5 minutes to worry about it today then open up your calendar and reschedule a "worry time" a day or a week from now? 

Example: I was worried about my granddaughter. When I became aware of her behavior I began to worry. I wished I could do something to help. After thinking about it, I realized that I couldn't do anything about it today except pray. I then opened up my calendar and rescheduled my worry for next week when I was going to be with someone who had more experience and insight than I had. 

Rescheduling my worries is often the best solution for everyone. 

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I like this idea of rescheduling your worries. One thing I do sometimes is visualize putting it on a shelf. Then when I am able and available I can take it down.

my daughter who suffers with the above she is really bad some times I don't know what to do for the best to help her do you have any suggestions x

Hi. I've always been a list maker but then I think everything has to be done today. Today I looked at some loose papers in my dayplanner that were past lists from three days ago and I can't believe how many of these tasks I got done! In the book '2bipolarchicks' the gals advocate lists and emphasize that they don't have to all be done that day. Well, that's my take on rescheduling stuff I'm compulsive, therefore worried, about getting it done!

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