Amy Rees Anderson

Worry…Never Mind It

“Worry refers the thoughts, images and emotions of a negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats.” – Wikipedia

Worrying is all about the fear of “what might happen” and it is about as useless of a thing as exists!  Seriously, worrying does absolutely NOTHING to make any situation better, ever!  It truly doesn’t. Yet we somehow all fall prey to letting it creep into our lives. And for what??

Worrying does nothing but cause stress and anxiety and according to WebMD it also has a major effect on our health.  It can cause everything from dizziness to fatigue to headaches and irritability.  It can cause muscle aches, nausea, sweating, trembling, and twitching.  It can lead to digestive disorders, premature heart disease, and even heart attacks.  Holy cow!  Talk about serious downsides…with absolutely NO upsides!  It should be the most obvious thing ever to not allow worry into our lives…right?!  But that is often easier said than done.

So I decided to look for something that could serve as a reminder to myself that I shouldn’t allow worry into my life and I came across an awesome little saying: 

For every worry under the sun

There is a remedy or there is none.

If there be one, hurry and find it.

If there be none, then never mind it.

So perfectly said! So that saying will be my new reminder of the fact that I am no longer willing to worry about things.  If something comes up that I want to change and that can be changed or affected then I will do it – but if something comes up that I have no power to change or affect then I am going to let it go.  Because for heaven’s sake why would any of us want to choose to voluntarily cause ourselves all those nasty health issues by worrying about things we cannot change??  And frankly, worrying is exhausting!

“Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” – English Proverb

So today’s challenge is this – DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!!

~Amy

 

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