One really great piece of advice that Dr Jim gave The Boy and I was this:
Too much of our lives are spent filled with worry and anxiety – stress over the unknown. The only way to address those feelings is head on.
I’m afraid of X. Confront it. Why I am afraid? What happens if X happens? Then what?
I’m worried about Y. Confront it. What’s so scary? If Y happens, then what?
We’ve been practicing this for the past month or so and have found that it really works.
Fear feels bigger when it’s allowed to run rampant. Facts provide a boundary line to keep it in check.
Try it – it’s worth the effort.
There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. – I John 4:18 MSG