People often describe worrying as a “chain” or “spiral” of repetitive, negative thoughts that may be difficult to redirect. The fears we think about could be present, probable, or purely hypothetical.
Worrying isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, in certain situations, worry and anxiety can push healthy decision making. However, persistent worries sometimes cause us more distress than the scenario we fretted about in the first place.
Effects of excessive worrying consists of:
While it is beneficial to think about the future, if it starts to cause excessive worries, it can impact your approach in other situations.