Worry Challenge day 6: Go to yourself for advice

One of the quirks we have is that we seem to be terrible at dealing with our own problems, but we’re usually pretty good at solving other people’s.  Why not use this bit of psychological irony as a tool to help you worry less?

Today’s assignment: Imagine that someone is sitting in a chair opposite you.  He or she has come to you for advice.  For whatever reason, this person values your opinion and guidance.  Even more strangely, he or she has the same worry you have.  Restrain yourself from your first impulse – throwing your hands up in frustration – and reach deeply into your storehouse of wisdom.  You may find that you can come up with some wonderful ideas.  You are an incredible solution-finder.  Some share these ideas with yourself.

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