“Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.”
Not a single person ever got out of this thing called life alive. Bad stuff happens and without question, it happens to everyone.
Someone once told me the reason many people get up in the morning is simply because they didn’t die in their sleep.
What a sad thought.
Worry is something we actually do to ourselves, which very often keeps us from being fully alive and enjoying all the good that life has to offer.
Try the More/Less/Start/Stop exercise as it relates to the concept of worry, by answering these questions:
- What things can you do to experience more joy, fulfillment, and vitality today?
- How can you worry less and not focus on potential bad stuff that could only possibly occur?
- Start each day reading some form of affirming optimistic material to set the course for your day.
- Stop associating with people who worry excessively in your professional and personal lives. Worry is contagious.
Feel free to modify this More/Less/Start/Stop exercise with alternative questions you would like to ponder.