Worrying is like negativity, it’s contagious. I choose not to worry, but when I am around people who constantly worry, I find it hard not to pick up on their worries, from something I was always clear and positive about.
Worry has that effect on us and as upbeat and as positive as we are, that changes once we’re in the company of people who make worrying an art form. Having grown up around family who constantly worry, it’s easy to see why I would choose not to worry. Not getting involved is one way to do it. The more we become embroiled in someone’s worry, the more we will take on that worry, as the worry becomes embedded in our subconscious.
It’s not always easy to be in on a conversation and ignore any concerns or worries being expressed. It’s human nature to want to give an opinion or to want to help in some way, but it’s always better to stay focused on you so that you don’t emotionally get involved. I have often found myself emotionally switching off for that reason.
Although worrying doesn’t seem harmful, worrying can be harmful, when it begins to interfere with how and what we think. When we lose the ability to think clearly that will affect our immune system and our health. Worrying is a form of anxiety and frustration if we let it. Worrying causes other symptoms such as resentment and anger, all of which can cause more serious health implications.
I have seen first hand what happens when we continue to worry as a part of our lives. My advice is wherever possible keep your health in tact and stop worrying.