There’s a lot of things I have been putting off for ‘tomorrow’. But then you know what they say about tomorrow, right? Yes, it never comes! The point is that these are important things that I can’t afford only to worry about. I need to get off my behind and get them done.

If I spent as much time doing the things
I worry about getting done
as I do worrying about doing them,
I wouldn’t have anything to worry about.
~ Beryl Pizer

There’ve been times when I anticipate things and start to worry about how they can be fixed. Worry  has sometimes kept me awake – only to make me feel lousy the next day. Worry is truly a waste of time.

 

Worry is a misuse of the imagination – Dan Zadra

worry is a misuse of the imagination
There isn’t one good reason why we should worry, but plenty of reasons why we shouldn’t. Worry and the resulting stress take a huge toll on our body.  One could end up with depression, hypertension, stomach upsets (prolonged anxiety leads to digestive problems), heart ailments and fertility trouble. Worry clearly is BAD for us!

Graham C. L. Davey, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. His research interests extend across mental health problems generally, and anxiety and worry specifically. Read his article – 10 Tips To Manage Your Worrying – here.

Why worry when we can do? Why worry about tomorrow, when we should be living fully today? Why worry when we can always find creative solutions or learn acceptance? Why spend timing worrying, when we can spend time being grateful?

Are you a worrier?