You worry irrationally and seek constant internal reassurance. For example, you look symptoms up on the internet to find the worst case scenario if you feel unwell. Obsessive worriers can’t handle uncertainty, their anxiety is a search for guarantees that don’t exist (such as you’ll never get ill). Your goal To learn to let go and accept the uncertainty of life.
Your psych fix ‘ Ironically, thinking about a worry can train you to tolerate uncertainty,’ says Dr Leahy. ‘ If you are worried about your health, repeat often, “It’s always possible that I could become ill.” When you say it over again, it’ll lose its impact and lessen its effect on you.’ Your life fix Walking reduces anxiety, so why not join a walking group?