|Over the years, I have found that worry can make me crazier than any thing actually happening at the present moment in my life.
When I came across this article referred to me by a friend, I thought it might help you in some way. And it reminded me that I don’t want to be doing that, and I want to be aware enough so I am not worrying. I want to be in the present moment with what I am doing now.
The bottom line for me is that worrying in and of itself has absolutely no value. Strategizing about what may happen can have value, but only if I think about it briefly- address it by talking about it with one or two people, writing it down, or praying about it- and then leave it alone.
I am happy to say that many of the things I worried about when my children were young have never happened. And yes, some things do happen that I had never thought to worry about.
So just start being aware of when you are worrying, and try to let it go. Yes, it takes practice, and time, but you can do it, and the quality of your life will improve enormously.
As the article below mentions:
Worry is an extension of fear and can also set you up for attracting that which you don’t want in your life.
We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who is a chronic worrier.
Worry is an extension of fear and can be a very draining experience. In order for worry to exist, we have to imagine that something bad might happen. What we are worrying about has not happened yet, however, so this bad thing is by definition a fantasy. Understood this way, worry is a self-created state of needless fear.
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