Thoughts about worry…
I read and experienced worry and still do…don’t you? In a way it’s normal but it can sap your energies if you overdo it. And the quotes below made me think deeper.
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” Leo Buscaglia.
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. “. Roy T. Bennett,
GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Many people may worry about things such as health, money, or family problems. But people with GAD feel extremely worried or nervous more frequently about these and other things—even when there is little or no reason to worry about them.
How can you stop worrying?
Mindfulness and meditation.
Do a body scan.
Share your fears with friends and family.
Keep an emotions journal.
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
And these thoughts…
Wouldn’t it be great to have a day without worries? Just imagine how creative, productive and effective you could be if you were not plagued with constant, nagging worries.
The fact is, you can have a day without worries every day. Worry is not a foregone conclusion, it is simply one of many ways in which you can choose to respond to your circumstances.
The thing about worry is, it exacts a heavy price but it doesn’t accomplish anything. And it is completely unnecessary.
Certainly there are things that will make you concerned. Certainly you must be adequately prepared for the reality of your situation. Yet there is never any use in worrying. When you catch yourself starting to worry, stop. Quickly switch your energy to something else. Make plans, consider the possibilities, take action, and leave your worries behind. It will make an enormous positive difference.