I’ve always been a very anxious person. Worrying and stressing about every little thing — wondering if something is going to go wrong and how I would adapt to that. I saw this flowchart about worrying and what you can do about it. It was very informative, to say the very least.
Of course, reading the chart is simple, but implementing it into your everyday life is very difficult. I’ll admit, I’m still trying to abide by the rules and cut out worrying no matter if I can do anything about it or not. I mean, why do we worry anyway? If there’s nothing in this world we can do about it, there’s no point. We work ourselves up, overthink about anything and everything — analyzing, and nothing is solved but time is wasted. Precious time. But if there is something we can do about it, quit worrying about it and just do it. Nike style.
The point is, cut out the worries and just be.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain
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. 🙂