But there are steps you can take right now to interrupt all those anxious thoughts and give yourself a time out from relentless worrying.
Pay attention to the way your body feels, the rhythm of your breathing, your ever-changing emotions, and the thoughts that drift across your mind.
Chronic worrying is a mental habit that can be broken. You can train your brain to stay calm and look at life from a more balanced, less fearful perspective.
Take a yoga or tai chi class. When your worries start spiraling, talking them over can make them seem far less threatening. Your anxious take on life may be something you learned when you were growing up.
Make a list of all the possible solutions you can think of.