Worrying is like negativity, it’s contagious. Unless I am struggling to understand something, I don’t worry, but when I’m around people who constantly worry, I find it hard not to pick up on their worries, from something I was completely 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 continually worry, I choose not to worry.
It is not easy to be a part of a conversation and ignore any concerns or worries being expressed. Although worrying doesn’t seem harmful, it can be harmful when it begins to interfere with how we think. When we lose the ability to think clearly because we’re taking on another person’s worry that will start to affect our immune system and our health.
Worrying is a form of anxiety and frustration. 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.
My advice would be, stop worrying. If something is going to happen, it will happen whether you worry or not. Worrying is never worth the risk of our health.