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Worry is a part of life, and can be helpful in motivating us to make sure ourselves, our friends and family and those we care about are OK. For example, if you’re worrying about a pet or family member who is ill then that is completely normal.
But too much worry when it’s not actually needed can be unhelpful, and can get in the way of letting us enjoy our lives.
If your pet or family member was fit and well and you were still really worried, then that might be unhealthy for you. Worry can be like an oversensitive car alarm going off even when there is nothing really to worry about.
Worry can feel very similar to anger – your heart races, you feel sweaty and you feel sick or faint. This is your body telling you that you feel threatened.
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