Worrying Less Fretting over your kids' safety, your career decisions, your relationships and your overloaded schedule is bound to happen from time to time. but worrying, which can be an appropriate emotion depending on the circumstances, can become destructive when left unchecked. if you feel persistently anxious, call your doctor. in the meantime, try one (or all) of these strategies to help ease anxiety. Start a college savings account, no matter how small. make an incremental change in your lifestyle, such as going for a family walk after dinner or switching to organic produce. taking action to battle a fear can help you feel better.