A point comes when you realise none of the things you are currently worrying about actually matter. Worrying does nothing but make you miserable, anxious and confused to name a few. Unless it pushes you to take some sort of action worrying is pointless, it will leave you paralysed in overthinking.
Breathe and let it all go.
The mind can be very good at playing tricks on you when it’s consumed by worry, we create issues, imagine outcomes, wonder what if’s.. really it is all an illusion.
Is life itself not an observed perception of what we believe life to be? Will worry not distort what you believe, changing your perception and therefore the outcome, the image you see as life? No? Maybe it’s just me.
Either way I say, why not strip it back and live life with less worry.
Whatever your thoughts, the less you worry the easier life will become. A simple life.
Here’s a few quotes from over the years from some great minds relating to worry.
1. If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever – Dalai Lama
2. If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. – Dale Carnegie
3. Worry is a misuse of the imagination. – Dan Zadra
4. Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. – Robert Eliot
5. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. – Swedish Proverb
6. There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. – Harold Stephen
7. Worry trades the joy of now for the unlikely catastrophes of later. – Tim Fargo
8. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. – Theodore Isaac Rubin
9. A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. – John Lubbock
10. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo F. Buscaglia
Breathe Think Write Release