Don’t You Worry, Child

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain

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We tend to worry more about what could happen rather than just living in the moment. Worrying will get you nowhere. I can bet approximately 90% of your worries won’t come true. So why do we worry? Why do we expect the worst to happen to us? Bad things do happen, but they aren’t the only things to happen to us. We expect the worst to happen because when they do, it isn’t so bad. But is that really better than living happily and positively? If we worry less, we can focus on the present moment. It’s important to focus on what’s happening right now to put your mind at ease instead of being depressed about the past or anxious about the future. It’s a difficult task to block out the past and future — but you can’t totally block it all out and you shouldn’t block it all out. It helps you grow into a better person. Cutting out the major worry in our lives can help with so much — sleep, stress, weight control, happiness, anxiety, depression.

Practice putting your mind into the present moment. Everything happens for a reason, so why worry about it? If it’s going to happen, it happens. But more likely than anything, you’re worrying for absolutely nothing. So just breathe, because everything is going to be okay. 🙂

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Gratitude

Do you ever feel like you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed? That anything and everything irritates you? It’s awful. Of course, it could be caused by lack of sleep, a bad dream, or just “one of those days”. I used to have those days quite a bit. I still do from time to time. It feels like nothing is going right and the day just can’t get any worse — except it always can.

What we don’t realize is that just because we’re having a bad morning does not mean the rest of the day is going to end up like that. If you think about it, there are so many other people who have it worse than us — who sincerely have the right to be in a bad mood. Be it a family member has passed away (or is diagnosed with a terminal illness), you lose your job (which is becoming more and more common in this day in age unfortunately), or you, yourself, have come to the knowledge of a terminal illness or a miscarriage.

Just because you’re not having the ideal morning doesn’t mean your day will stay like that. Look on the bright side and find the positive in every situation — I promise there is some. Wake up each day with a smile on your face and get ready to face what’s ahead no matter what you have to go through.