Dale Carnegie: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Most of us struggled with some kind of worry. Some carry resentment from the past, some are afraid of living the present and some are anxious of the future. Although most of us know that worrying is not healthy, it is not so simple to just tell yourself to stop. In 1948, Dale Carnegie published “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,ā€ to free ourselves from everyday fears.

Here are the 11 strategies that can help you stop worrying,
1. First, ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Second, prepare to accept the worst. Third, figure out how to improve upon the worst, should it come to pass.
2. Gather all the facts in an objective way.
3. Generate potential solutions to the problem.
4. Remember the law of averages.
5. Place stop-loss orders on your worries.
6. Live for the day.
7. Keep busy.
8. Accept the inevitable.
9. Act happy to feel happy.
10. Give up resentment.
11. Understand why people criticize.

Read “How to Stop Worrying and Start Livingā€ to better understand these strategies.

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