It really does. Especially in the middle of the night. Usually the morning brings about relief. Sometimes the sunlight washes away the worry and I think to myself, wow I was really worked up for nothing. Everything is exacerbated in the middle of the night. But then there are the days when the worry keeps going.
Fortunately, most of what we worry about doesn't happen. And unfortunately, sometimes it does.
I have realized there are tactics to deal with worry when it occurs and then there is what we can do the rest of the time to prevent worrying from even starting or from getting worse.
It's mental hygiene, it is self care and it can make a world of difference. Especially if you are someone like me who is prone to anxiety.
For me watching the news is off limits. Reading the paper is still upsetting but I can avoid the images which just get stuck in my head and make me feel sick.
If you want to read more and are interested in some tips to help tame worry, please check out my post today on the Tampa Bay Moms Blog.