Worried? Schedule it!
It's safe to say there are no shortage of things to be worried about right now in our society. Whether your chronic worry stems from the increased political and racial tension, or the daily impact the pandemic has on your life, chronic worrying can lead to increased anxiety, stress, or depressed mood. Scheduling a "worry window" is one of my go to CBT techniques when I work with clients who are struggling with chronic worry throughout the day. When we are consumed with worry,