When most people worry, they feel less anxious. Running over the problem in your head distracts you from your emotions and makes you feel like you’re getting something accomplished. Focusing on worst case scenarios won’t keep bad things from happening. It will only keep you from enjoying the good things you have in the present.
Let your worries go. When you don’t try to control the anxious thoughts that pop up, they soon pass, like clouds moving across the sky. It’s only when you engage your worries that you get stuck.
Worry serves no purpose. Most of the things we worry about will never happen. Usually, the worst that could realistically happen is usually not as scary as what our minds could make up when it is worrying about an outcome. Spend more time in the present moment. Things usually turn out the way they are supposed to, anyway.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets. Don’t take things too seriously. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets. – Douglas Pagels
The happiest people in the world are those who have a hard time recalling their worries… and an easy time remembering their blessings. – Alin Austin
If you have occasional spells of despondency and self-pity, if once in a while you begin to feel sorry for yourself, don’t despair! The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it rises again all right the next morning. – Richard C. Hertz
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