When my sons were younger, I was a worrier. In fact, I’m not an athlete but I could’ve gotten a gold medal in worrying if that was a thing! (And a silver medal in guilt trips, but that’s a post for a different day!)
The truth is, even though you feel kinda productive when you’re in your worry mode, it’s an illusion–your worry will not change the outcome of anything. All it does is make you feel like crap in the meantime, and it drains your energy. It’s like sitting in the car with it in park and putting the gas pedal to the floor: you won’t go anywhere, but you will waste a lot of gas.
“Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” ~author unknown
Worry is simply thinking fear thoughts about the future; a future you cannot control. So to quote that famous movie, it’s best to try to LET IT GO! When you are stuck in worry, remind yourself that you’re just wasting energy with no hope of an outcome. Best to save your energy so you are better able to deal with things if and when they actually happen!
For some strategies on how to break the worry habit, here is a great article. (Yes, worrying is a habit, and like most habits, it takes time and effort to think and act in new ways–but the payoff is well worth the effort: your peace of mind and happiness!
If you’d like some one on one help with this, I’m here for you! Let’s talk about what that kind of help could look like and how I could help you finally get some much-deserved peace of mind on a FREE 30-minute call.