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.