I recently read dale carnegie’s book “How to stop worrying and start living”. The book discusses techniques on how to analyze and avoid worries.
I implemented some of the techniques discussed in the book and here are 4 questions to analyze your worries:
1. What is the problem?
What is the problem that is causing the worry and anxiety, sometime we worry about things that are unreal, especially when our minds go to future uncertainties where we don’t know what the future is holding for us.
2. What is the cause of the problem?
it is important to identify the cause of the problem, for example causes could be bad habits, uneducated decisions or even bad advices taken from unqualified people.
3. What are all possible solutions?
Listing all the possible solutions will allow you to think outside the box and make you more efficient in using your resources solving the problem, it also makes you think and become creative plus the more possible solutions you can write down the less worried you become.
4. What is the best solution?
You will easily identify what is the best solution for you, because you are naturally inclined towards your capabilities and resources in solving the problem with the lowest costs.
Source: How to stop Worrying and start living – Dale Carnegie