Thankfully, worrying isn’t something I always do, 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.
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. We tend to need to know for sure what will happen and will worry more when we have nothing concrete to work from.
Allowing ourselves to focus on worst-case scenarios won’t stop scenarios from happening. Things will happen whether we worry or not. To stop worrying we need to tackle all issues and work through them.
We create scenarios that haven’t happened and may never happen. We also create situations that makes us hold on to fear. We overthink things and things don’t always happen.
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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