Enlightening and engaging, you are bound to discover ideas and insights to help you deal with the pressures of life. Rosemary Conley, fitness and diet expert
[This book] could go a long way to help alleviate some of the unnecessary worries that people become trapped by. Kevin Morley, Channel 4 s Secret Millionaire and former Managing Director of Rover Car Group
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, you re not the only one. We may be the healthiest and wealthiest generation that has ever lived, but we re also the biggest worriers. It s 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 rewed 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
There is a way forward.
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. Then you can enjoy, not simply endure the ride. And it only takes a small change in the way you approach stress to make this possible.
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 worrier 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
Paul McGee is one of Europe′s leading self–help authors and motivational speakers and coaches. He has spoken in 31 countries to date and is the author of several books, including the bestselling Self–Confidence and S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On). His simple yet profound messages have spread across the globe both in public and private sector organisations. Building on his academic background in behavioural and social psychology, Paul is also a trained counsellor and a performance coach. His aim is simple "I want to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process."