Worrying is like negativity, it’s contagious. Unless I am struggling to understand something, I don’t worry, but it’s hard to be around negative people and not take on some of their negative energy.
Worrying has that effect on us and as upbeat and as positive as we are that can change once we’re in the company of people who make worrying an art form. Having grown up around a family that mostly worry, I have chosen not to worry. I deal with things, so they don’t turn into worries.
It is not easy to be a part of a conversation and ignore concerns that are being expressed. Although worrying doesn’t seem harmful, it can be harmful when it begins to interfere with how we think and feel. When we lose the ability to think clearly because we’re taking on another person’s worries, that will start to affect our immunity and our health.
Worrying is a form of anxiety. It may cause other symptoms such as resentment and anger, all of which can cause more serious health problems. I have seen first-hand what happens when we continue to worry.
My advice would be to try to stop worrying. If something is going to happen, it will happen, whether we worry or not. Worrying is never worth the risk of our health.