Worry … is it worth it?

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom

What does worry cost you?   When you worry  you lose your power, you give it up, and it takes the joy out of today.    Think of worry as a thief, a thief that only robs you of your energy.     What are you worrying about right now?

One way to shift your mind from worrying about what might go wrong to thinking about what will go right.    If worry stops you in your tracks and shifts your thinking to “I can’t do _______________”, what would happen if you changed that to “I can do _______________”, instead?

Our society dwells on what can go wrong most of the time.   Think about the news you are listening to.   What was positive and uplifting in what you heard or watched?

We tend to use words like “don’t”, “watch out for”, “can’t” or some other negative view.   What would happen if you created sentences and thoughts that were powerfully supportive?   Think about what you can make happen.   Think about what you can do.   Think about what it will be like when you succeed.   Focus on the outcome you desire rather than the one you don’t want.

Take a look at Corrie’s quote about worry.  What does she say about worry, “it robs today of its strength”?    Here are some thing you can do.

1. Acknowledge the issue you face.   Say it out loud, “The problem is ___________”.

2. What can be done to solve the problem?   List out all the ideas you have.

3.  What one idea is something you can start today?

4. Focus on what you can do.   Focus on the result you want.

If you don’t know what you can do then create a mindmap and explore some ways to work out the worries.   Think about solutions to the problem and the positive outcome rather than what negative things could happen.

What can you do to worry less?

 

 

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