As Family Doctors, we see a lot of people with worry don’t we?
But worry is not necessary a problem. It’s the “titration” that is the issue.
Like stress, too little stress is a problem with performance. Too much stress is also a problem with performance.
So how do we “titrate” the degree of stress or worry that is required for any given context?
With great difficulties, but we can try with a bit more emotional literacy.
Titration requires zooming in and zooming out.
The more we fused or zoom into a thought or feeling, the more we judge, stress, or worry about that.
The more we defuse, detach, or zoom out from a thought or feeling, the less we judge, stress, or worry about that.
So good titration requires mindfulness along with good zooming in and zooming out functions.