Thankfully worrying isn’t something I do often, but I do have people in my life who do my worrying for me. It’s important not to worry because worry has emotional implications on our health.
There are situations where worrying can be helpful, so that we move to take action on a problem, but when the worst case scenarios and what ifs become a preoccupation, then the worry can escalate. Worrying can begin to sap emotional energy and if not handled swiftly, can affect our mental and physical health. Eventually everything we think may be consumed by worry.
A worry is a habit, a pattern formed, but one that can be broken. Our inability to put up with uncertainty; plays a big part in why we worry and carry anxiety. Worry equals uncertainties, uncertainties equals doubt. As human beings, we tend to need to know for sure what will happen and tend to worry more when we have nothing concrete to work from.
My own belief is that allowing ourselves to focus on worst-case scenarios won’t stop those scenarios from happening. Those things will happen regardless of whether we worry or not. In order to stop worrying we need to tackle all issues and work through them; however hard that may be.
I also think we create scenarios in our minds that haven’t happened yet and may never happen. We create situations that makes us hold on to fear. We believe things are going to happen, when in reality they don’t and only when we know the result, do we stop worrying.
If we look back, how many of us laugh as we recount our stories when we know we worried needlessly and yet there was really no need. That’s our lesson.
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