Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Why do I worry?

I am such a worrier. I worry about important things...money, health, death, etc. I worry about the not so important things too...the way I look, getting to places on time...you name it, I worry about it.

I have been trying *really* hard not to worry so much. I firmly believe that there are certain things that are just out of my control...that there is a master plan and things happen for a reason. So, then it should be simple right. No need to worry then. God has it all under control.

Ha! Easy to say, so hard to do. I'm working on it. Day by day I am getting better at enjoying life and living in the moment instead of worrying about what may or may not happen in the future. If you have any words of wisdom, now is the time to share them. :)

I came across this quote by Winston Churchill. I think he hit the nail on the head. So, for all you worriers out there, CHILL! ;)

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

4 comments:

Suzelle said...

That quote is to on the mark !!!! My Grandma was the Queen worrier, She use to say, I can get up a good worry about this...LOL.... I am a worrier too, but am also trying to not sweat the small stuff :)

Tracy said...

I worry a lot, too. My husband doesn't. In fact it drives me a bit crazy that he is so relaxed about EVERYTHING. When I ask him, "Aren't you WORRIED?" He tells me, "Why should I? You worry enough for the both of us." I TRY not to worry about the things I cannot change.

Reen said...

There was a time in my life that I worried constantly! About every single, little detail in my life and the lives of everyone around me. Gosh that was exhausting!

Then I had one of those "ah ha" moments...I heard Wayne Dyer say, "It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."

It was so true, worrying about things was just preventing me from moving on with my life, my goals, my plans. It was keeping me from enjoying each moment. I realized that I had been living in the past and future, always worrying about what I had said wrong or was going to flub up the next day. I wasn't enjoying the here and now.

There were so many changes that came after that moment. Good changes. I let it go (the worries). Well, now I'm about the most friggin' relaxed person you'll ever meet....a little intense and hyper, but just because I have so much joy in my heart now.

Hugs Mo, Love you.

Jill Schnabel said...

Oh, that's perfect!!! I should frame that quote (but then I'd spend a week worrying about what kind of frame to put it in) Pat always tells me I need to learn to Chill..I love that expression! Congrats to you for working on it!