worry box

@vanities (11376)
Davao, Philippines
February 13, 2007 11:59pm CST
i have a friend who kept a worry box in her kitchen that she called a worry box, everytime something troubled her she write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the box. she resolved not to think about her problem as long as they were kept in the box, this enabled my friend to put her troubles completely out of mind, she knows they could be dealt later..occasionally she would take out a slip of paper and review the concern written on it, because she have not been drained by anxiety, she was relaxed and better able to find the solution to her problem..many times she discovered that a specific worry no longer existed...would you like to try this kind of method in dealing with everyday problems? or if not would you try putting a box then??any ideas..
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I actually think that is a great idea as long as you do go back and deal with the problems. I think it might be hard to really put the problems in the box, but if you could do it, I think life would be way less stressed. Going back to review a problem after getting it out of your mind and relaxing is just brilliant. I bet it is way easier to solve problems, I bet you also find many that weren't really problems in the first place, you just thought they were because you were stressed over something else. I think I might have to try this.
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@stibigirl (291)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I only have a husband and a cat so there are not many worries in my life right now, but when problems do arise I have a way of dealing with them, I just don't worry too much. I try my best to live my life in the moment and not take things too seriously, if I do I find that I have created a whole other problem in the process. Sure sometimes it is hard to do this and I get discouraged, but I try my hardest to focus on the things in life that I have, that I love, and I don't have the time to worry too much.
@joy1982 (226)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
we all have our own ways to be worry free.. thats also nice idea
@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
thats actually creative as a life-coach strategy. you are to manipulate you're own worries by defining them and later on solve them on your own. i could have do that on my own as well before. well if i were to put a box in my kitchen or somewhere in my house, it would be a phrase-of-the-day box. i always write whatever i see, hear, read around and keep it in my study table. sometimes i get lost some of it cause from time to time i arrange my table and sometimes i missed some of those phrase-of-the-day notes.
@denden (803)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
i think i dont need to try that kind of method because i know that i can handle my porblems by my own. and i know that that kind of method is good also because in that you can express your problems or feelings by writing so in that you can express your feelings or heartaches.
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
This is a great idea, specially for worriers like me. Most of the time, I get emotionally drained because of tangible and non-existent worries. I think I'll try this!!! :)
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
15 Feb 07
If her worry box could become a prayer box, what a difference that might make too.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 07
Sounds like a great idea, I'm sure it helps immensely, rather than waste valuable time worrying about something, that is fruitless and just preys on your mind, distracting you from other things, this way it takes away the worry and puts that worry in a box, out of site, out of mind. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
15 Feb 07
That is a GREAT idea. I think I would call it "worries I have given to God" box! I'd put stuff in there I have given to God so I DONT have to worry about anymore. If I start to worry about them again, remding me they are in the box (looking at them) and in Gods hands would help me keep going. I love this idea! I will try to use it soon :)) thanx!
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
if this really works for her then that must be effective but not all people will be comfortable with this. some people would rather have that woryy in mind so that ican give resolve right away. actuallly for me personally i dont think this is a healthy habit, this will only separates you and from what is the true essense of worrying, yes worrying too much is not good but worrying can make people resolve the problem.
@kittyloki (141)
• United States
14 Feb 07
holy crap. that is a real good idea. I have a very hard time dealing with stress and problems. I should at least try this out.
@tarlsgirl (102)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It is a cute idea, for the modern mom it would be a very good idea, some people like to take there problems head on and deal with them then, others take it day to day like your friend, I think that if we all slowed down in this world and acted more like your friend, alot of peoples problems would eventually stop and they would become worry free.
@Sawsen (795)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think that's a really great idea. It really makes sense just not to worry about it. What I like about her idea is that she comes back to her worries when she's relaxed and not stressed out. Most people when they are stressed out they can't think clearly. I think I'm going to try that, because it's like when you take the idea out of your mind and put it in the box, it's like you've somehow already gotten rid of that worry just by removing it.
@cabergren (1182)
• United States
14 Feb 07
That is a great idea. I have never thought of that. I usually try to take it one problem at a time, but the box idea would give you the change it put it away for a while and then deal with it later. Love the idea, thanks.
@junior07 (974)
• India
14 Feb 07
i thk that will be a good idea but it depends upon person to person hw they get rid of their worries?
@donnykoe (10)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
That's a good idea. if i have any problem, i have tried to solve that problem soon. waste my time to think it again that make me dizzy. You can share your problem with your friend. that's friend use for.
@eager4 (48)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My daughter has a similar problem with anxiety and worry. She keeps a box beside her bed with 3 small angels in it. It calms her fears at bedtime or if she has a bad dream. The box reads: "Your Worry Box This box is for your worries. The aches within your heart. A place to tuck away your fears. Where love and prayer can start. So keep this box beside you, And know how much God cares. For when you need peace and joy, The angels will be there."
@shane42 (34)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Worrying doesn't solve anything. I would focus on what I can do about the situation. The more you worry, the more you attract negative things.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I am a bit of a worrier myself and I think it's worth trying. Sometimes there are problems that simply get solved without you doing anything, and it's the worrying that spoils the fun out of life. Thanks for sharing.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
What a good idea !!! The only problem I can see for me is, being a born worry wart, my goodness I don't think I'd get anything else done. On the more positive side by time I put worry number 6 or 7 in the box I would have already forgot worry number 1 and 2. Seriously I do think that's a very clever idea and I wonder how your friend would have just thought that through. Take care