Worry is like a virus. It begins by infection. Quickly it makes it’s way through your bodily systems. As it spreads it infects all aspects of your self.
It then branches out to impact all facets of your personal life. Relationships begin to suffer, your career may begin to stagnate and opportunities will pass you by.
Like a set of dominoes carefully placed for collapse, one worry can take down a whole framework.
While this is going on you may have no idea why any of this is happening. The answer may be worry.
Worry does not come dressed in a hooded cloak. Nor does it come with a sign signifying its arrival.
But just because you can’t see it does not mean it isn’t there. It’s effects are as real as the food you eat and the air you breathe.
If someone told you to simply “stop worrying” you wouldn’t know how to stop, never mind how you even got started.
Stop Worrying Over Everything
To stop worrying over everything you must begin to view things differently.
Let us take a look at a ‘typical worrier’.
The day is spent worrying from morning to night. They worry if their alarm will go off at the right time only to wake before it anyway due to stress.
Ensuring the dog gets enough food leaves them without any.
Getting to work on time or whether their dinner will burn worries them.
Upon waking up they do the same again. The cycle repeats itself continuously. In their state of mind this may seem completely normal.
Our ‘typical worrier’ views everything with a microscopic lens. They inspect each fine detail for any sign of error.
They do not behave this way because they want to improve. They are looking for fault in everything.
It gets to the stage where the mere threat of error consumes them. Due to the fear of mistake they stop living.
Instead of trying, they consider it better to remain on the sidelines. That is the only way to prevent error.
In their obsession over mistakes they fail to see all the good around them. The possibilities are endless but all they can think about is what is going wrong.
The problem lies in their approach.
If you look at everything through a microscopic lens you will find fault everywhere.
Nothing is absolutely perfect down to the atomic level. Nature demonstrates this first hand. Spend one day in it to experience it yourself.
Those who spend too much time worrying fail to differentiate between what matters and what does not. When you zoom out to the level of a lifetime it is clear what should be focused on.
Everything else will fade into the background. Worrying should be one of them.
That is not to say what you do everyday doesn’t matter.
It absolutely MATTERS.
How you choose to conduct yourself will determine the course of your life.
It may very well determine the course of those around you as well.
An excess of worrying will not help to fix it one bit. It will only make things worse.
Start Taking Action
Worrying is only masking the real issue. The problem lies in the lack of purpose or mission. Without it they are afraid of what is to come.
Each tiny issue seems like the end of the world.
When you have a purpose every small bump in the road becomes irrelevant.
The purpose you have eclipses everything else.
As it towers above all that come before it, your head should be lifted so high that you barely notice the insignificant.
The time spent on mistakes should only be for correcting said mistakes and improving on them.
Making progress is what matters. No matter how ‘slow’ it may be.
If you work towards your goal every day you will eventually get there. It will all be worth it.
Worry should not come into play. You will either do the necessary work or you will not.
Action will determine what direction you go in.
If you’re not prepared to do the work required that’s fine. Ask yourself did you really ever want to get there in the first place?
The other side of the coin is those that do not care at all. They have decided to quit the game. What is the point in trying if you have nothing to aim for?
Everyone needs a purpose. Not everyone has to find it right away.
How to find your purpose is not by worrying about whether the sun will come up tomorrow.
Stop worrying over everything and giving attention to what you cannot control.
When you give your attention to everything you may as well give it to nothing.
You will be dragged in every direction. Up, down, left, right.
To take action requires a consolidated effort.
Focus on what you can control. Anything out of it should not be your concern.
When You Stop Worrying Over Everything You Can Focus on What Matters
There is a time and a place for worry.
Even then it should be kept to a minimum.
Worrying about whether you will get home in time for your favorite show should not be one of them.
Nerves are normal before a big occasion. There is no need to add more fuel to the fire by creating problems where there is none.
Every minute you spend worrying is a minute better spent elsewhere.
The time spent is never coming back.
Stop worrying over everything
Save it for the important things in life. We already know who and what they are.
Thanks for reading,
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