Did you know that the average person can have up to 60,000 thoughts in one day?!
Even without being fully aware of what we’re thinking, our brain is often going a million miles per hour.
And a lot of what we think is negative, and the same worries that we had yesterday.
This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective, because our ancestors needed to constantly be scanning their environments for threats and pre-empting any potential dangers.
Helpful when being attacked by a sabre toothed tiger was a legitimate concern, but not so much in our day to day lives!
Here are some quick tips if you find yourself worrying a lot...
- try to catch yourself when you’re having a negative thought
- ask yourself “Is this thought true and helpful?” and “What might happen if I choose to ignore this thought?”
If you experience worry or anxiety and would like support, please contact the clinic to book an appointment with one of our psychologists
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