How to defeat stress, worry, and anxiety to achieve more in business and life. From the international bestselling author of Self-Confidence.
Are You A Worrier?
Do you seem to worry more than most? Do you find that insignificant things stress you out? Do you sweat the small stuff and the big stuff too? Well, now’s the time to stop worrying and start living.
Worry, stress, anxiety – whichever label you prefer to use – can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us. When we worry it’s like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn’t allow us time to switch off and rest. It tires you out. And when you’re tired you’re less likely to think straight. And when you’re not thinking straight it’s easy to make stupid mistakes and confuse priorities...
But relax. There is a way forward.
In How Not to Worry Paul McGee shows us that there is a way to tackle life’s challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. With down to earth, real life advice, How Not to Worry helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it, exposing the behavioural traps we fall into when faced with challenges. It then helps us to move on with tools and ideas to deal with our worries in a more constructive way.
Section One: Stop, Understand 9
1 The Big Deal About Worry 11
2 Why Do We Worry? 29
3 Are We Wired to Worry? 65
4 Ever Got Lost in Loopy Logic? 87
Section Two: Move On 115
5 Let’s Get Rational 117
6 Manage Your Imagination 145
7 Show a Little Respect… to Yourself 167
8 How to Make Your Environment Friendly 199
And Finally… 221
Further Reading 229