Are You a Worry Wart?

How much time do you spend worrying?

What a messed-up past-time! Wouldn’t you agree?

We allow our minds to be filled with pointless thoughts that cause us undo stress. The more we stress, the louder the side-effects. Our jaws begin to hurt, we get headaches, our necks, shoulders, and back start to ache. Our tummies get bouts of nausea. Sometimes it feels like our entire system wants to get in on the party.

And what is it we’re filling our minds with? Something that’s already happened or something that might happen.

Ninety percent of the things we tend to worry about we have no control over, so why worry about them?

Truth: Things rarely ever turn out the way we expect them to.

Truth: More often than not, when we are worrying, we’re in somebody else’s business.

Truth: Most of the things we worry about never happen.

Truth: Worrying will not prevent disaster nor will it change the future.

We wouldn’t worry nearly as much about what others thought of us if we recognize how seldom they do. ~ Paul Coelho

It takes a lot of energy to allow our minds to sit idle in the past or try to control the future. And all the while, we’re missing out on the fleeting gift of the present moment.

The next time you feel yourself being dragged into the ever-failing time machine of worry, consider staying a while to embrace the moments that are about to pass you by.

You are in control. You have the power to override your worries. Embrace that power!

Embrace your awesomeness!

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4 Comments

  1. Jill I. Maw

     /  February 22, 2012

    Sandy, if my comments will encourage you to continue to write, my mission is completed! 🙂 Just kidding… you would no more stop writing than you would stop breathing! 🙂

    Of all the worriers I have known — and there have been a number of them — each had someone to encourage their behaviour. It’s just so sad. They waste precious time worrying about what might be rather than concentrating what is.

  2. Jenn T

     /  February 21, 2012

    Why haven’t I discovered this before, Sandy this is wonderful!

  3. I love reading your comments Jill, your words make me want to keep writing 🙂 Good question, and I agree with you, I think it is learned behavior.

  4. Jill I. Maw

     /  February 21, 2012

    Beautiful!!!!

    Love the Paul Coelho quote. It says so much, so simply!

    Question: is worrying a learned thing, or is it part of human nature? I go for the former, simply because I am not a worrier like some of the worriers I have met.

    🙂

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