Principles from How to Stop Worrying and start Living

1. Live in “day-tight compartments”

2.How to face trouble:

  • a.Ask yourself”What is the worst that can possibly happen ” ?
  • b.Prepare to accept the worst.
  • c.Try to improve on the worst.

3.Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

Basics Techniques in Analyzing worry

  1. Get all the facts
  2. Weigh all the facts-then come to a decision
  3. Once decision is reached, act !
  4. Write out and answer the following questions:
    • What is the problem ?
    • What are the causes of problem ?
    • What are the possible solution ?
    • What is the best possible solution ?

Break the Worry habit before it breaks you

  • Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.
  • Cooperate with the inevitable
  • Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more.
  • Don’t worry about the past.
  • Don’t fuss about trifles
  • Keep busy.

Cultivate a Mental Altitude that will bring you peace and Happiness.

  • Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage and hope.
  • Never try to get even with your enemies.
  • Expect ingratitude.
  • Count your blessings-not your troubles.
  • Do not imitate others.
  • Try to profit from your losses.
  • Create happiness for others.

The perfect way to conquer worry


Don’t worry about criticism

  • Do the very best you can.
  • Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment.
  • Analyze your own mistakes and criticize yourself.

Prevent Fatigue and Worry and Keep your Energy and Spirits High

  • Rest before you get tired.
  • Learn to relax at your work
  • Protect your health and appearance by relaxing at home.

4.Apply these four good working habits:

  • Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
  • Do things in the order of their importance.
  • When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.
  • Learn to organize, deputize and supervise.

5.Put enthusiasm into work.

6.Don’t worry about insomnia.

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