- You’re supposed to be worrying less as you age, but are you…?
This New York Times piece on worrying gives us 4 helpful suggestions on how to worry less and be happier.
“If you’re worried about your worrying, the report suggests some coping strategies, including:
Divide and conquer Try to come up with a solution to a worrisome problem by breaking it down into four parts: defining the problem, clarifying your goals, generating solutions and experimenting with solutions. Grab a pen and paper and brainstorm, the report suggests.Studies have shown this approach can help ease depression and anxiety.
Practice mindfulness Choose a routine activity or part of the day and try to experience it fully. Set aside concerns, and try to be “in the moment.”
And for a funny take on worry after 50 you’ve got to check out Ronna Benjamin’s article on Betterafter50.com.