27. You could even make fun of those intrusive and anxious thoughts.
Nothing will calm your fears quite like making fun of them. When you find yourself worrying that, say, you won’t be able to pay your rent or your mortgage this month, call that fear a lipstick-wearing toad covered in hair. Then imagine that toad hopping away. Now your mind is free to think constructively about what you can do to make sure that you can make the necessary payments on time.
You could contact your local community foundation to see what programs are available to help people struggling to make ends meet. You could take on some freelance work to make some extra income. If you have a spare bedroom, you could take in a tenant. See? There are solutions. However, you can’t begin to envision them until you make that mean old lipstick-wearing hairy toad hop away.