Spending 15 to 20 minutes a day intensely worrying can lower your overall stress and bring you peace. This is how to do it right.
Melody WildingAug 1, 2019, 17:25 IST
Try spending 15 to 20 minutes a day on a worry deep-dive.
Worrying is often seen as a negative thing, breaking your concentration and taking up your time. Especially for entrepreneurs, worrying is rampant.
If you're constantly worrying, there may be a more productive way to tackle those concerns.
Scheduling a worry break means that you're making your mental health a commitment, offers an alternative to unhealthy repression, and allows you to have the focus of knowing you'll have time to worry again soon.
Worrying all the time is a reality for many entrepreneurs. Long hours working alone, increased pressure to succeed, and the rigorous demands of running a business often result in concerns that multiply and go unchecked.
Whether it's one or two big problems that nag at you consistently throughout the day or a host of little things that zip in and out of your head and break your concentration, there's one simple way to manage them: take a worry break.
The benefits of worrying on a schedule
A worry break is a scheduled time that you set aside on a regular basis to focus on the anxieties or problems that are preoccupying you.
If that sounds like a recipe for more stress, consider this: spending 15 to 20 minutes a day on a worry deep-dive can ultimately reduce your worries and help you cope more effectively with the challenges thrown at you. When you focus intensely on your concerns at a designated time instead of letting them run wild and interfere with your day, you're more equipped to create constructive solutions.
If you're ready to try a worry break, here's how experts recommend you start.