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The Worry Matrix: How to Decide What’s Worth Worrying About

The Worry Matrix


The Worry Matrix is a handy, printable tool that will help you decide what’s worth worrying about, and what isn’t.

In my previous posts — Clearing Mental Clutter and Why Worry? Take Action! — I covered the following concepts:

  • Worrying is just a form of mental clutter.
  • Worrying is like praying for something you don’t want.
  • The key to less worrying is more action!


Don’t Forget the 7 Ps! you ever thought about what you would take if you had to pack up and leave your home in a hurry?

I posed that question to my Org4life News readers a couple of summers ago during one of our particularly bad fire seasons here in New Mexico. Brenda K. had just evacuated her home in Los Alamos due to the forest fire raging there at the time. She told me she followed “The 7 Ps” when packing up her car: