About Worry

We all worry. It’s a natural part of living. A biologically built-in mechanism, worry was designed to help us. Where do we go wrong? For millions worldwide, worries are eating away at our sense of security, our feelings of well-being and ultimately downsizing our happiness while supersizing our stress. We cannot open a newspaper, turn on television, listen to the radio, or surf the internet without witnessing chaos, catastrophes, or just plain old bad news. We are worried about our jobs, our families, our relationships, just about everything.

Worry has become a global epidemic. The new book Why Worry? by scientist and ex-anxiety sufferer Kathryn Tristan tackles this problem head on and provides simple, effective, battle-tested solutions that really work.

Here’s the bottom line:

Worry is a choice!

Every time you worry, you are making a choice to do so. If you are using worry to create solutions, gain a competitive edge, or thwart problems, then you are working with this natural process. If you are envisioning the worst possible outcomes and constantly ruminating, you have chosen to work against this natural process.

Worry is just like our immune system. When this powerful immune defense system is working, it protects us from a host of pathogens. But when the immune system runs amok, an autoimmune disease results. Chronic worrying is like an emotional autoimmune disease. It harms rather than helps.

There are two things you can do with worry…use it to worry smart and create solutions or let it use you and become a chronic worry wart.

Choice provides power!

How you manage your worries is strictly up to you. Using this biological mechanism in a helpful way requires that you pay attention to and change your self-destructive inner narratives and negative self talk. Most of us who are chronic worriers are well-practiced “terribilizers.” We make something that is worrisome into an impending catastrophe, something terrible!

However, you can choose to press the “reset button” each time your worrying starts to become a runaway train to disaster. Why Worry? provides the tools to show you how to change unproductive habit of chronic worrying. You deserve a life of joy, happiness and contentment fulfilling your dreams and overcoming your challenges.

Worry Background

Here is a startling statistic: At least half  of the U.S. population will at some time in their life suffer from anxiety, depression, or addiction. And, it’s not just in the U.S., this is a global epidemic!

Chronic worrying is where it all begins. It is the hub, the nucleus, and the core of these life-altering problems.

We are getting it wrong…worrying should be helping us.

Worrying is a natural process designed to alert us to possible trouble ahead, so that we can do something about it. But somewhere, somehow we go terribly wrong. Worry is a multifaceted emotion with many forms and intensities. In its simplest understanding:

Worry is a response to a stressful situation that is fueled by analysis, imagination, and often exaggeration.

Depending on your responses and the mix of these three elements, worry may help you solve a problem or overwhelm you with fears about the future.

What are you worrying about?  Family, friends, job (or lack of a job), school, relationships, health, money…everything? Maybe you’re afraid to take the next step into something you desire because you are too worried about making a mistake or about not being good enough? Maybe you’ve got too much to do and not enough time to do it. Taking care of all your responsibilities can be like a juggling act…keeping everything up in the air while also trying to balance emails, voice mails, and constant demands leaves you feeling not only super stressed, but super stressed out and constantly worrying!

If you are a worrier, you are not alone. An estimated 38% of us worry a lot every single day.

Solutions: Some Work and Many Don’t!

Why does this natural process go haywire and, more importantly, what can we do about it?

Why Worry? tackles this problem head-on. One of the major messages of Why Worry? is that chronic worrying smothers our mind, our body, and our spirit. To overcome chronic worrying, we must enlist the help of all three by working from the inside out.

That’s where we go wrong. Most of us work from the outside in with:

  • Pills
  • Booze
  • Substance abuse
  • Avoidance/ignoring

Why Worry? provides quick, effective, and easy strategies to help you take back the reins of control. Instead of incessant worrying, you can become the leader of your thoughts, not the follower of your fears by learning to:

  • Create powerful alternatives that empower, not weaken
  • Energize key strategies to quickly stop worry in its tracks
  • Enjoy more and stress less

Now is the time to try something new, something better, something that works. Are you ready? Click here to order the Book