Stress Relief Tool – Schedule Worry Time

Carve out a small chunk of time each day to focus on your worries to address everything that’s making you anxious.

Do you find yourself worrying as you go to bed and then have trouble falling asleep? If so, scheduling worry time in your schedule earlier in the day or evening might be a solution.

Carve out a small chunk of time each day—ideally always at the same time and place—to focus on your worries. This way, by the time bedtime rolls around, you’ve already addressed everything that’s making you anxious.

The key is to be productive while worrying, whether that means writing down any thoughts or concerns, creating a to-do list, or actively trying to solve the problems that the worries present. This process gives you the space to entertain your worries and then either (a) shift your focus, or (b) come up with a solution that allows you to move on.1

Here are the four steps to making this technique work for you:

  1. Make sure it is scheduled at the same time and place each day.
  2. Write down your concerns along with a to-do list that can help you solve your problems.
  3. Once your time is up, review your notes, take a deep breath, and focus on something else.
  4. Enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. Wong, K. – How To Worry Better

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

Leave a Reply