The Trouble With Worrying June 10, 2015 – Posted in: Confidence, Personal Development – Tags: change, coaching, compassion, family, fear, growth, mindfulness, negativity, Positive psychology, relationships, worry
How much value do you place on your worrying?
I know that sounds like a crazy question but just think about it for a minute. I know that for years (until I was in my mid-thirties) I actually thought that I was somehow controlling the outcome of a situation by worrying about it. Or, that if I stopped worrying I would be giving ‘life’ permission to do it’s worst.
My worrying does nothing but wrap me in negativity, which makes me more anxious.
And then there are the people who wear their concern like a badge of honour. Those who believe they are displaying how loving and caring they are by telling us how much they worry.
Again, they are wasting their time.
The way to stop worrying is to practice the opposite. So, if you find yourself worrying ask yourself what reasonable action you can take to affect the situation and then let it go and trust in the process of life.
Worrying really is a waste of time and energy. Choose action and trust instead.