This post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour, a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. I’m posting this Friday before sundown to be part of Saturday’s hop. So starting Saturday, the blog featured before mine is “http://shaeeza.blogspot.com/”. The blog featured after mine is the fascinating http://britsunited.blogspot.com/ “. Do stop by and say hello plus some of us are having giveaways and contests. Enjoy!
So now for the subject of HOW TO STAY WORRY FREE
I think the most imortant thing to remember about worry is that it is abolutely useless. Worry accomplishes nothing. There are some things that are out of our control and our inclination is to worry about them. But we know that worry doesn’t change the problem. So I stay worry free by remembering that there is someone in charge. He knows the reason things happen and I have no power over some things. So for the things I have control over, I plan, I manage, I organize. I do the best I can with what I have, and then I let it go.
Everytime I give this answer to someone, the inevitable response is that it’s easier said than done. That’s true. But most good things don’t come easy. And this particular thing is life changing if not life saving.
Find something that helps you relax and get out of the anxious state of fear, anger, or frustration. I find that focusing on my breathing for a moment and telling myself ‘life’s too short to spend it going crazy’ helps me a lot. Once I have relaxed, I take a moment to think about the problem that is making me worry. I try to figure out if there is anything I can do to make it better. If there is, I put that on my list of things to do. But if there is nothing I can do about the problem, I give it up. Sometimes I have to go through this process several times before I give up the worry permanently. Sort of like a dog learning a new trick, I have to repeat the process until it comes naturally.
You don’t have to be religious to make this process work. You just have to be able to separate the things you can control and the things you can’t, and then work at coming to the realization that worry does more harm than good and that you have a life to live. You can choose to be miserable, afraid, nervous, angry. Or you can choose to let those things go, take a cleansing breath, and get on with doing what you can to have a life of content.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you take the time to visit the other blogs with articles on this subject. These blogs are listed below for your convenience.
Have a great weekend!
1. Janki – http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com/
2. Shelley – http://bookfare.blogspot.com
3. Karen – http://karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com/
4. Dora – http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
5. Roy – http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com
6. Shaeeza – http://shaeeza.blogspot.com/
7. Ryder – https://ryderislington.wordpress.com/
8. Karen – http://britsunited.blogspot.com/
9. Dora – http://blogaliciousblogs.blogspot.com/