We all experience anxiety, the mental part of fear, which is a biological response to a threat or danger. But when anxiety isn’t serving a useful function, it becomes a real problem — when you can’t stop obsessing about the possibility of something terrible happening, no matter how small or remote it is. There are things you can do to take the wind out of worry. First, note that anxiety tends to be future-oriented, and quickly escalates to the direst of consequences. Challenging your fears at the onset prevents them from blowing out of proportion. When thoughts pop up about things you can’t control, remind yourself of that, and move on.
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