Ways for dealing with worry


Worrying means that we spend a lot of time imaging what might happen rather than seeing things as they really are.

Here are some helpful ways to see things for what they are:


Identifying worrying thoughts

Using the worksheet below, track your worry and try to notice any patterns. Are there certain events that are more likely to worry you? Can you tackle them differently? When you look back, did you really need to worry so much about the event?

Date and time Event that sparked off worry What you were worried about How stressed you felt (0-10)
3 March, 4pm Going to track and field tryouts I’ll be last, they will think that I’m an idiot. Stress=10