Worrier, soothe thyself
So begins The Worrywart's Companion: Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart by Beverly Potter, a California psychologist. It's for people who stay up at night anticipating problems, who pop Rolaids, who nibble their nails and worry even in the shower. There's nothing new here, but perhaps some worrywarts could benefit by the common-sense suggestions. Talk to yourself the way a friend would, take a walk, learn relaxation breathing, evaluate the cost of worry.