A problem can become our whole world. And we can get absorbed to the point that it becomes the only thing in our world. Many times, as we get concerned and absorbed by this problems, we tend to exaggerate the possible consequences.
To address that problem, we implement “defense methods” that many times are not as effective as we believe. We think that obsessively focusing is going to make it easier to solve. For some strange reason, our levels of concern and distress become directly proportional to the perceived size of the problem.
Excessive worrying is a waste of time. If that concern doesn’t lead to a concrete action, that “extra level” of concern doesn’t make sense.
Instead of worrying, we should be thinking in different ways to solve that problem.