Care recipient (cr) worries all the time over a situation he she has been dealing with for a long time

Try: Suggest that cr keep a worry diary cr may not be aware of how people or situations are affecting him her maybe this is the way it’s always been in his her family or cr has been dealing with the stress so long that it feels normal suggest that cr eep a worry diary for a week or so every time cr starts to worry suggest that cr jot down the thought and what triggered it over time cr will start to see patterns

Materials: Blank diary or spiral notebook pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal

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References: how to stop worrying self-help strategies for anxiety relief by melinda smith robert segal and jeanne segal 2012 available at www helpguide org

Keywords: Worry worries anxiety anxious stress problem solving

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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