Creating a Stress Plan
Good post. It is always useful to find ways of dealing with stress (without worring: what we do too much!) and using a systematic way as suggested here.
1. The biggest source of stress in my life is my constant worry with my vision. I am nearsightness (myopia) and in the last 2 years my vision got much worse, ironicaly due to a lot of stress in my life. I have been reading a lot about myopia prevention and there are a lot of contradictions in the scientific community about this issue. It seems there are no definitive answers to myopia prevention at the present. I would like to find a way to prevent my sigh from getting worse, but it seems I can not find a definitive answer anywhere. This lack of control makes me feel very anxious because I do not have answers and everything I have tried so far leads me to a back-end. I have been obsessing about finding a solution for my vision problems, but it seems there is not a solution which has been a frustration for me and the main source of stress in my life.
2. Long-term source of stress.
3. I read a lot about vision improvement therapies, think most of the time during the day about my vision, etc
4. My reaction is not appropriate to the context because leads me to be more anxious and with stress
5. Here I have 2 answers. My reaction could be helpful in the long-term if the prevention methods I am using could stop or decrease the detioration of my sight in the long term. My reaction could not be helpful in the long-term if I can not do other things in my life than to be worried about my vision problems.
6. I have to find a middle ground here for a better reaction to deal with this source of stress. It is useful to be worried about my health but is is not useful to be worried about it all the time. Maybe the best approach is to dedicate a brief period each day to worry about my health (15 minutes a day). When sucessful with this I would dedicate a worry period each week (15 minutes a week)..