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Worrying May Be Detrimental To Mental And Physicall Well-Being; Are People Worrying Too Much?

Update Date: Jan 20, 2017 08:20 AM EST

Worrying needlessly is detrimental to one's mental and physical health. It can affect decision-making, good judgement, raise stress level that robs the person's joy and peace of mind.

A good worry usually protects people from harm, but worrying too much can lead a person the other way. Science said that people in their early twenties are at their peak cognitive ability. But from then on, speed of thoughts began to decline and that makes most people worry.

Worrying too much is detrimental to mental health as some studies suggest. One of the worst things people do to their memory is worrying about memory loss. Experts say that if one enjoys regular sleep, avoid drugs, alcohol and sharp blows to the head, there is no need to worry about memory loss at all.

A research showed that brief encounters with positive and negative information about memory can affect the person's ability to remember. Adults who read an article saying that memory loss is inevitable with age will begin to worry. When they are asked to take a memory test, their performance is worse than those who have read positive articles before the exam.

David Allan, an editorial director of Health and Wellness, suggests how to know one is worrying too much. He said to write down all the things that cause worrying and to keep the list somewhere private. After six months, one can look into the list again and see if they actually happened. He said to repeat the cycle until one can understand that most of the things people worry about do not happen.

Dr Martin Rossman wrote that the root cause of worrying is drifting away from the present moment into the past or future. People make up a story in their mind and project it to be a reality. He added that worrying is useless as people cannot make the past better; it simple bring deep levels of anxiety, stress and depression.

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