There are times when you worry about real problems. And when this happens you do have to analyze your problems and solve them too. The best way to solve a problem that is worrying you is to accept it as it is and be prepared for the worst. If you are afraid of losing your job and being unemployed with no one to support you, then scrutinize the basis for this worry. Are you giving your best performance? Are you sincere in your work? If you are satisfied on these two points then see what can happen if you really lose your job? How long will it take you to get another? Can you be self-employed or do some business? There is never a situation that cannot be set right when handled properly.
When you are prepared for the worst it relieves your mind of all tension. Nothing worse can happen you know and you can now work backwards from the worst that could happen. Every alternative will now look brighter than the worst and the chances of the worst happening are limited, you know. And when you are prepared for the worst you have hope, and when you have hope you do not worry. You work on solutions, not problems.
It is always a good idea to work towards solving your problem, not fighting with it, fuming over it, or brooding about it. Question yourself if it is really as important as you are making it out to be. Will it matter a year from now? What are the chances of it happening? Ninety per cent of the time people worry over things that never happen; it is only a waste of time and energy. Worry is one of the chief reasons why people are not able to accomplish what they want to, and enjoy it if they do.
I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his soul. — J.B.S. HALDANE
After you learn to keep worry away you can now devote your time to solving your problems without anxiety. After all you have accepted the worst and it is not so bleak, you can handle it and come out of it. The world will not come to a standstill you know, and, whatever may happen be able to be dealt with, that too you know. You have planned and prepared for the consequences, whatever they may be. And in all likelihood they will be better than what you have planned for.
Fatigue also makes a person susceptible to worry. A fatigued mind cannot have patience and think rationally. Fatigue lowers your resistance to negative emotions of fear and anxiety and triggers the circuit of worry. You go round and round in your agonizing thoughts and find it difficult to break free from them.