How to reduce toxic worry
Some anxiety is an inevitable part of our lives, but in today’s fast-paced world, it can become overwhelming. Too much stress hinders productivity and can be dangerous to your health. Here are three steps to address worry before it becomes toxic:
1. Don’t worry alone. Talk to someone you trust — a friend, partner, or colleague — about your concerns. Sometimes just talking can be a relief, and your listener may provide some reassuring guidance.
2. Get the facts. Often a small problem can get blown out of proportion. Before you let worry consume you, get the facts. Find out what, and how big, the real problem is.
3. Let it go. When you can’t do anything about the problem, give it up and forget about it. This may be easier said than done, but it is worth the conscious effort
This leadership tip by William Montgomery complements similar tips featured in 10 things you didn’t know last week. For more leadership tips click here. Read an article on the anxiety of leadership in OnForm.