One in three people in the UK regularly suffers paranoid or suspicious fears, clinical psychologists have found. Back at the old Casa Spinneyhead I was certain the squirrels were watching me and plotting.
I know I shouldn’t joke about it, paranoia and insecurity can really mess with your ability to function and I have been in the 40% of people who regularly worry that negative comments are being made about them.
WAYS TO OVERCOME PARANOIA
-Remember paranoid thoughts are common
-Share thoughts with trusted others
-Imagine another person’s perspective
-Do not treat thoughts as facts and think of alternative explanations for events
-Try not to ruminate on the thoughts
-Do not let the thoughts stop you from doing what you want to do
-Remember the positive things about yourself
From Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts, published by published by Constable and Robinson
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