Experiment 1: Worry Time post-survey
Hello fellow experimenters!
It’s the end of the Worry Time experiment, which means it’s survey time. Please complete the post-survey by clicking here. It will only take you a couple of minutes and will allow me to report back on how effective this technique was for us all.
I’d also love to hear any anecdotal feedback you have on Worry Time. Post your comments below or email me at email@example.com
I’ll be reporting back on the results and reflections next Monday.
And Experiment 2 kicks off tomorrow - you’ll hear from me in the morning with instructions for the next experiment, which I think will be a fun but challenging one.
I have always thought that I am quite anxious and worry a lot. But what this showed me was that while I'm thinking future events, I am actually frustrated more often than worried. It was an interesting observation. I didn't like having to worry intensely for half an hour. After my worry time, I often then wrote a positive list to try to break me out of the bad mood that the worrying put me in.
I found it a really useful tactic in that it enabled me to dismiss worrying thoughts more easily throughout the day and confine my worries to just that time instead of them boggig me down throughout the day or intermittently. It gave me a sense of freedom.