Let’s Face It... Worrying is a Waste of Time and Money

 By: Wee D
What people worry about

Worriers can find and create all sorts of things to worry about. People worry about:
- The Economy
- Their Health
- Their Loved ones
- Their Marriage
- Making House Payments
- Losing a Job
- Gaining weight

The list goes on and on. Habitual worry creates diseases, divorces and disinterest in life.

Worry is not to be taken lightly. It is a serious contributor to poor mental and physical health and ineffective living.

When worries grown up they become anxiety, stress and suicidal thoughts.

If you are a worrier, you need to evaluate why and find ways to stop it.

What is worry?

Worry can be defined as nervously anticipating a future event or morbidly reliving a past event.

Worry is not reality. Worry is never about you're here and now. It never has to do with what is real in your life. It always has to do with the unreal chatter thoughts in your head.

You would do well to rid yourself of the habit of worry. Worrying is a habit and it can be broken. It wastes your valuable time, and it costs you money and life energy.

If you spent more time thinking constructive thoughts and concentrated on you're here and now instead of worrying about the past and the future; it's guaranteed, you'd:
- Make more money.
- Have more time
- Have more fun
- Enjoy more Peace of Mind

Worry has been defined as a state of being:
- Worried
- Concerned
- Anxious
- Troubled
- Stressed
- Uneasy

The truth of the matter is; It's never the issue that causes us problems. It is the worry, the concern over the issue.

The future and the past are two places you can't change. So why worry about them?

Glen Turner:
"Worry is like a rocking chair - - it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere."

Worry has also been defined as:
- A strong feeling of anxiety
- A sense of being troubled
- A general uneasiness
- A source of concern

It is a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some misfortune or a rehash of a past experience. Worry is never positive.

Why people worry

Why do so many people spend so much time worrying?

Worrying is a good way to avoid taking personal responsibility.

Notice when you worry, it is about something or someone you think is causing you anxiety. You perceive the event or the person as the source of your unhappiness.

The first step to getting rid of worry is to see you as the cause of all your feelings. It is a fact, no one can make you feel anyway you don't want to feel.

If you're in a constant state of worry, you are:
- Losing time
- Losing money
- Losing your peace of mind
- Wasting your life

Stop It!

Unknown:
"Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday."

Worry is an emotion in which you feel anxious or concerned over an imagined issue. Common worry thoughts are about personal issues such as health, wealth, happiness, the future, the past, etc.

With real life issues, there is no time to worry.

People who are in charge of their life, seldom have time to worry.

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

Many people are apprehensive when facing the unknown future. They tend to spend their time worrying rather than handling their present life situation.

Unknown:
"Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night."

Some people worry constantly, they worry:
- At night
- In the morning
- Before and after appointments
- In bed
- In the car
- Everywhere
- They are constantly preoccupied with the future and the past
- They are incapable of living in their present moment

Worriers are constantly thinking about unpleasant things that might happen. They refuse to accept that worry is never real.

Remember, worry is not a reality it is always a fantasy.

People who constantly worry are generally:
- Afraid
- Unhappy
- Uneasy
- Easily agitated

Robert Eliot:
" Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."

Summary

You can learn how to not worry. You can stop it. Today.
There are techniques and practices you can learn to help you stop worrying.
Once you're rid of worry, you're free to enjoy living with Peace of Mind.

I really like this summary:

Mary C. Crowley:
"Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway."

Copyright (c) Wee Dilts 2010
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