Does your worried friend need some stress techniques, or a reality check? It’s important to make contact and try to assist– because it can be hard to get out of a negative mindset by yourself. There are a few things you can suggest, depending on their situation. Maybe something else is going on.
This can help if…
- you have a mate who is always worried or afraid
- you’re not sure how to help them
- you think something else might be going on
It’s important to reach out
If your friend is always worried, trying to make contact and check in with them can only help. Maybe they’re always worried about a particular situation they can’t deal with, and need someone to help them get through the road block. Maybe they’re stressed to the max and need some stress techniques. Or maybe they worry about nothing in particular, all the time. Either way, you can help.
Things you can suggest
Depending on their situation, there are a few different angles you can take to get through to a mate and to help them out.
- Stressed out? Suggest some stress techniques. Time out with friends might help them, for some people music. Get skilled up on relaxation so you know what to suggest.
- Sleeping badly? Suggest some tactics for sleeping better. Sleep is core to our ability to cope, and for some people worrying all the time has a lot to do with not sleeping properly.
- Can’t get past a problem? Help them solve it. Problem solving is a skill, and it takes work. Sometimes you need to bounce ideas of someone else to get past your narrow mindset. Get info on problem solving.
- Not able to calm down? Try a meditation app or find out more about mindfulness
- Never goes away? Maybe there’s something else going on, and they need you to help them notice it.
If they need more help
If someone is always worried, nervous or afraid, it could be a sign that their anxiety has gotten out of control and it’s becoming a serious problem. To find out if this might be the case, read up on anxiety and find out what anxiety disorders are and how they happen.