Everybody worries, and that’s OK. It’s especially OK in strange times like this. Life is looking a little different for all of us at the moment, and parts of it feel worrying for everyone. It’s important to look out for how you’re feeling, and remember that worries are just thoughts inside your head.
There are all sorts of ways to take your mind off them, and stop them getting too big...
Feel like some exercises instead? Try our Yoga and stretches page.
Have a go at all the puzzles on this page. Keep your brain focused on these, rather than on worries.
It can be really helpful to think about your worries as a character, completely separate from yourself.
Find some paper, and tear it up into as many tiny pieces as you can. Stick them all over this page, and create a snowstorm of ripped paper.
Colour in this pattern, only thinking about the things you can feel, hear and smell right now – a technique called mindfulness.
Design your own Unworry Island, a place you can imagine and visit whenever you need to.
Find your way through this maze to the finish. Focus on keeping your pencil between the lines.
Worrying is natural and not a bad thing in itself, but extreme worry takes its toll, so this unworry toolkit is topical and valuable. [...] The presentation is colourful, informal and engaging and there are many novel ideas, with plenty for everyone to benefit from. Parents in Touch, review of The Unworry Book
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