I heard this saying recently:
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow it only saps today of its joy”
This is so true on many levels, isn’t it?
We worry about things that may never happen, which can often ruin our day – and yet we can’t turn the ‘worry wart’ off can we?
Worry is usually a concern that something bad or untoward is going to happen or may happen which we fret about continually inhibiting us, invading our thoughts, affecting our emotions and often also affect us physically too.
Our worries usually stem from a setback or a problem or issue that’s occurred and which wasn’t planned for.
It’s said: “The comeback is always stronger than the setback”. Something that’s good to remember and have as a mantra to help us put things into context.
Sir Tom Moore said: “Tomorrow will be a good day; remember tomorrow will be a good day; tomorrow you will maybe find everything will be much better than today”.
Such wise words from an amazing man who has clearly learned this and lived by it which helped him in times of adversity.
There are three things we can use to help us manage the worry warts and enjoy our day:
Pause ponder and reflect
Pause – Taking that time out from a situation, event or piece of work that is causing the worry is a great way to divert our mind and emotions slowing the process of diving into a worsening negative state
Ponder – Contemplating what has happened or what we think might happen trying to put things into context, teasing out what is fact rather than assumption or unrealistic expectations of a negative outcome
Reflect – Manifesting positive images and optimistic outcomes, realising what’s happening and focusing on the positive aspects of being grateful for what we have and where we are
Facilitating this process enable you to take control of the situation and reduce worries bringing about a more positive mindset.
Using the following to plan the way forward may help:
Prepare plan and regenerate
Prepare – Formulate and develop an outline for the way forward, doing something about your worry or concern or the situation
Plan – Develop your actions and steps to manage any potential roadblocks or challenges to help mitigate the potential outcome you expect to happen
Regenerate – Resetting and restarting YOU – divert yourself away from the worry and consciously focusing on something positive and productive that will make you feel better
What you can do is: “Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right.” Anonymous.
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