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Worry interferes with problem-solving so it is important to sit down and objectively think about what options there are if your feared consequence did happen. Many times this makes the worry seem less troublesome because you realize that you do have some resources to cope with the situation if the worst occurred.What If? | Psychology Today
Does "this" in the given context refer to "to sit down and objectively think about what options there are" in the preceding sentence, please?
Yes. It would've been clearer if the second sentence had said '...doing this...'