“Worry is like a rocking chair–it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” ~unknown author
People worry about the future, they worry about their past, about the mistakes they have done and things they should have done. And worrying can be so bad it can paralyze you.
Worrying is one of my arch-rivals. Sometimes it makes me blind, sometimes it just prevents me from doing stuff I want to do. It stops me, it annoys me, sometimes it even haunts me.
The opposite of worrying is not ignoring the worrying feelings. It’s doing something about them. And that’s the most difficult part of this equation. Everybody has to find their own way to deal with it. It’s easier for some people and harder for some people.
Just remember: worrying is only a feeling inside your head. Don’t let it control yourself. “Don’t worry, be happy” is a good-ish piece of advice but it’s not enough. Find your own way to control this negative feeling.
P.S. Don’t forget to relax. Take a look at this awesome series of sketches: The Quiz Broadcast, a post-apocalyptic quiz show from That Mitchell and Webb Show.
- A Father’s Guilt (dadomatic.com)
- The Issue: Worrying. (braveraconteuse.wordpress.com)
- Just Look At Your Useless Thoughts Walk By To Make Them Powerless (dranilj1.wordpress.com)
- Cards for the Day: The Stars/R’d 9 of Swords: More Optimism and Less Worry (intuitiveblogging.wordpress.com)
- 3 Quick Ways to Stop Worrying on the Spot (psychcentral.com)