Worrying about real problems?

Posted by edieg@att.net on April 5, 2016 in W.H.Y.L.D. What Have You Learned, Dorothy |



How much time do you spend in a day worrying about problems that don’t exist? Sometimes our “What if?” scenarios can run away from us, and soon our worries have far less to do with real problems than made-up possible problems. Spend time focusing on what you can DO today to make your tomorrows easier. For example, if you are worried you’ll never lose the weight, turn that worrying into eating better. Take the energy you are using worrying, and turn it into action. Final thought – if you just can’t get away from worrying, dedicate 5 minutes, and deposit all of your worries onto paper. Write down all of the things you need to get done too. Consider it your Brain Deposit Exercise, and do it whenever you find yourself mindlessly worrying. Once you see your action items on paper, you’ll have a plan of attack, you’ll be more focused on actual to do items instead of what if worries, and you’ll realize your list is more manageable than you thought. Sometimes the scariest things are just puffs in our mind. Once the “monsters” are down on paper, they aren’t as scary. Make today fun!

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