Last week I chatted with a friend about worrying — about the tendency to channel all your worries into one simpler, more manageable issue. Instead of stressing about work and money and relationships, for instance, you choose to focus all your anxiety into, say, your health or your career. Into one factor. Into something that's easier to track, measure, and control. But that doesn't really solve anything.
It's important, I think, to step back and let yourself look at the big picture. To recognize where the loose ends lie and deal with them one at a time, rather than tying them all up into a giant knot. Sure, it may take you a bit longer to move through them, but the reward is worth the challenge.
Bottom line: Let the little worries be little.
Don't build them into something bigger than they deserve.