Worry Doesn’t Change Anything, however, it can take away from a stable existence… post update 05-09-23
I am not going to tell you that I have never worried about anything. In fact, I have, and it changed nothing, the issues, concerns, or troubles eventually worked out all by themselves. I have learned through the years, that life has its moments. I have my friends and family to count as my blessings and I know that worry doesn’t change anything.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow from its sorrow; it empties today of its strengths.”
Corrie ten Boom
“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.” Corrie ten Boom
Worry Is the Silent Killer – it can claim its space in your mind and it is time to change your mindset…
Nothing is solved or resolved by worrying. Worrying about the past is futile; worrying about the future is folly. Worry is the root cause of many physical and mental illnesses. It is one of the greatest wastes of time and energy. We have better things to do, and those things will not get accomplished if we worry.
Worrying doesn’t change anything about a bad situation. It is like a slow poison. It can be a chronic illness if one constantly worries. In fact, worry can be much worse than a physical illness if not conquered. It can and has caused many individuals to develop Generalized Anxiety Disorders.
Worry and anxiety are related in the sense that if you worry too much, you will become too anxious. Worry not only affects our body but our mind too.
When We Think Seriously, We Would Find That it is Really No Use to Worry About Anything
It is foolish to worry about the past or future. No one can change the past. Whatever has happened cannot be changed. Why worry?
The future is not ours to see as the song says. How can we let something that has yet not happened to affect us? How can we be so sure that the future is so bleak? Things may turn out well. Why worry?
Worrying makes us tired and diminishes our capacity for clear thinking and completing our tasks. It promotes negative thinking, and it hardly ever turns out the way we think it will. Instead of worrying, we should use positive affirmations and resolutions.
The Rainbow Will Come After The Rain
If worry could solve the problem, it would be on everyone’s to-do list. Problem-solving requires clear thinking and planning. Therefore, worry makes us incapable of clear thinking, and planning becomes coupled with fear.
Life things are going to happen, they will happen regardless of our worries. If it is going to rain, it will. However, then comes the rainbow after the rain.
An example is if you have made your boss angry, your life partner, or any other person. You worry that your boss may fire you. You have survived worse, more than likely. Perhaps you may get a better job. You dread going to the office the next day. Do you think of sending in your resignation letter? Worrying as you reach the office, the boss calls you. He apologizes it was his mistake.
Likewise, you said something you should not have said to your husband, wife, or friend. You do not want to lose their respect, so you worry about it all day.
Humans are humans and we all make mistakes, we must be tolerant of others. It is no help for us to worry about the little mishaps or about seemingly big things. The things that seem today very big and important will seem trifle tomorrow, so much of the time.
If you cannot do anything about the issue, you are worried about; why worry? If you can resolve, change, make right the problem, start a plan to do it.
How Do We Conquer Our Worst Worries?
Learn to laugh, and let it go…
One important strategy is to focus on the good in each situation. Either you have learned something very important, or you will learn something. You can stop worrying when you take the time to realize there is nothing in the world that someone other than yourself has faced this same issue, and survived.
By remembering that you are strong and can handle what comes your way, you will find the path to clearer thinking and acceptance.
Of course, it is hard to believe that anybody worries for the sake of worrying. The mind can do more things that are more productive than worry. We can train ourselves to go from worry to resolve just by saying the old cliché “This too will pass.” Just move forward. You cannot be happy, worrying about something that you have no clue about.
Like all bad habits, the habit of worrying is also difficult to get rid of. So, in the first instance, never make worrying a habit. Secondly, try to divert your mind. Think of positive things. Get busy with some physical activity. Keep yourself away from people who are habitually the worrying type and who always see the negative side of a thing.
EndNote: Worrying Doesn’t Cure Anything
Instead of useless worrying, one should take positive actions—this brings into focus positive happiness.
Please note the material here has been researched. We are not medical advisors nor do we suggest that. It is always mandatory to consult your physician for any long-term symptoms, of mental or medical conditions.