“I know worry works because nothing I worry about ever happens “.
Worry is a silent killer, like a slow poison. People say it’s a chronic illness, an illness which is dreadful than physical illness, because it not only effects our body but our mind too.
Frankly speaking , I also worry a lot – about the most significant things to the big things like , health , relationships , finances - I worry a lot !!!. And guess because I spend so much time worrying, the particular quote attracted my attention, and my thought train started its journey!!!
Actually yes, if we think seriously we would find that it is really no use worrying about anything. It’s really foolish to worry about past or future. Nobody can change the past. What has happened has happened. As far as the future, then something that has yet not arrived, why would we let it affect us? Many things which are going to happen will happen no matter what!! If it is going to rain, it is going to rain!!! We cannot stop it...
What has yet to come, the things we have yet to face, why spend time in worrying, and it only tires us and diminishes our competence to clear thinking and planning. Believe you me, problem solving only requires clear thinking and planning.
The things that seem today very big and important will seem trifle tomorrow. Why worry about spilled milk, or a broken glass, or a missed plane!!!
Of course, nobody worries for the sake of worrying .it comes into the mind, then decides to stay on and never leaves. But there are people who never worry, and I wonder why can‘t I be one of them, I feel worrying is more like a bad habit, and like all habits, habit of worrying is also difficult to get rid of.
I decided to take up a project (kind of personal project) to stop worrying and be happy. to start with I have decided to choose one of the three things : to address the issue on hand then and there, if I cannot do anything about it at that moment, give time to address it later, or decide it’s not at all important and let it go !!!! To make it simple,
Act on it, file it or throw it away!!!!!
Maybe my research project on worry will help me to lighten up, smile, and live each day in such a way.
I f you are worrying, bring to a halt your thoughts for a moment and try to snoop to the sounds around you, try to give thought, and be present to this key moment.
Smile for no reason what so ever, you may find that's the best reason of all.