HOW TO STOP WORRYING TOO MUCH
“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” --Mark Twain
“Why worry, when you can pray? Trust Jesus; He will lead the way.” – Christian song lyrics
WHY DO WE WORRY SO MUCH?
Today’s information overload has its perks no doubt. But it can also be a disadvantage. We look at everything as a potential risk without realizing that worrying too much is in itself, a health hazard. Everything and everyone is out to get us and we are scared of celebrating life and its splendour because something bad might happen while we are still celebrating.
How to stop worrying
Ho to eliminate worry: a worry-free life
But how then, can I eliminate worry?
You need to be realistic about your worries and what causes them. Stop and ask yourself questions about your worries. Ask why until you get to the bottom of the worry and then ask how you can best deal with it.
Worrying is not a total curse; some people do things carelessly without asking any questions. Being able to worry about something can be a great opportunity to identify if there is any risk at all and how you can avoid, prevent or reduce that risk. Instead of worrying, plan!
QUOTES ABOUT WORRY AND NOT WORRYING
"Worry and courage have a lot in common. Both are emotional states. Both are created in one's mind. Both have an influence in what we will or will not do. As infants, we are born with neither. Both will have a major impact on our character. This is where they differ: Worry limits us and causes much distress. Courage expands our abilities and gives us feelings of hope and empowerment.
Worry indicates the ability to project what might happen in the future. This shows that you can mentally create an emotional reaction based on what your brain focuses on. This same ability is how you can transform worry into courage." -Zelig Pliskin-
"Worrying about the future is like trying to eat the hole in the middle of a doughnut. It is munching on what isn't." - Barry Neil Kaufman
“Worrying about the future is like paying interest before it is due on an imaginary loan” Anonymous