Worry, anxiety and self-esteem (2)

Worry, anxiety and self-esteem

If you have lots of worry thoughts, it is often related to having low opinions about your self, that is you have low self-esteem. As I have said before, by treating yourself in a disrespectful way, your thoughts feelings about yourself will automatically get worse.
Worry thoughts:
– are frightening; I will never learn everything I need to for the exam and I will fail, my relationship will fail and I will be abandoned etc.
– are about the future. You picture different negative scenes that you think will happen to you.
– are often poor when it comes to details. It´s common that you think in terms of a catastrophic scenario and then you don´t think further in detail how realistic the thought is.
– Worry is a way of avoiding anxiety and negativ thoughts.
So, your worry has a function in the short run. Therefore you need to try to figure out what function it serves so that you can approach your anxiety in different ways than by worrying.

To be continued…
Cognitive Behavior Psychologist Monica Emanell
www.kbtemanell.se

Worry, anxiety and self-esteem

If you have lots of worry thoughts, it is often related to having low opinions about your self, that is you have low self-esteem. As I have said before, by treating yourself in a disrespectful way, your thoughts feelings about yourself will automatically get worse.
Worry thoughts:
– are frightening; I will never learn everything I need to for the exam and I will fail, my relationship will fail and I will be abandoned etc.
– are about the future. You picture different negative scenes that you think will happen to you.
– are often poor when it comes to details. It´s common that you think in terms of a catastrophic scenario and then you don´t think further in detail how realistic the thought is.
– Worry is a way of avoiding anxiety and negativ thoughts.
So, your worry has a function in the short run. Therefore you need to try to figure out what function it serves so that you can approach your anxiety in different ways than by worrying.

To be continued…
Cognitive Behavior Psychologist Monica Emanell
www.kbtemanell.se

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