Worry is a ruminative and anxious way of thinking about oneself, others and the world. Typically it involves looking into the future about “worst case scenarios” that most often do not happen, and the undervaluing one’s ability to manage.
It is common to worry when facing something new or unknown, especially in relation to one’s personal life, work, family, school, etc. Worry is natural when it becomes a reminder to make sure we have taken care of things; although, when we are not able to turn it off and our brains become infiltrated with potential catastrophes of the future and interfers with our life (e.g., sleeping, focus, concentration, mood) intervention can help. Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions teach individuals to get more control over the worry and use it for good as opposed to wearing us down.