Your stomach is in knots.
Nonstop thinking about worst-case scenarios can lead to tummy tension, nausea and a lack of appetite.
Solution: Select one media outlet for your news; check it in the morning, and then focus on what you have to do that day.
You can’t focus.
When you fixate on a thought and are in a constant state of worry, it’s hard to concentrate on anything.
Solution: Exercise, meditate or pull out a coloring book and color away. You want to choose tasks that are repetitive, pleasurable and calming and don’t require a lot of focus.
You can’t sleep.
Tossing and turning at night is a true sign of anxiety and stress and can lead to a slew of illnesses.
Solution: Don’t watch the news before bed, and get into the habit of writing down things you appreciated that day so you can calm down and drift off on a positive note.