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Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want by Tamar Chansky

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Chapter 4

STEP ONE: PAUSE AND RELABEL (OR, DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK)

There’s a name for it, and names make all the difference in the world.

—DAVID BYRNE

Image As soon as I think about what I have to do tomorrow, I’m instantly bombarded with everything that will go wrong—I’ll be late, I won’t get everything done, people will be angry at me, I won’t be prepared. I can’t stand the thoughts, but I can’t get them out of my head! Image

WHO’S CALLING PLEASE?

We would all be a bit suspicious if our internal voice started saying things like, “Hey, you have ...

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