Glen turner, once said, “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”
Essentially, the makeup of life and our interpretation of it is based off this 24 hour conversation that goes on inside our head. It’s based off thoughts. It can be easy to make life more complicated through this gruesome habit that casts down a darker light on petty issues or circumstances that occur to us or others. This habit is known as “worrying”. Although it can be valuable to predict how future events will unfold, to willingly put a burden on the shoulders by entering into this “worrying” mindset is not only pointless, but unhealthy as well.
It’s human nature to see the world through a subjective lens, and in doing so, we personalize all experiences that occur. If a dear friend is going in for a surgical operation at the end of the week, it is natural to have worrisome thoughts for them on the days leading up to the surgery. The question to propose though is, “are those thoughts necessary?” Is it necessary to fill our heads with negative thoughts? It would appear that Turner is accurate is his statement that it gets us nowhere. So let us examine what it does offer.
Worrying surely offers a pessimistic attitude towards others and ourselves. And that’s about all I can come up with. The point of this blog is to promote the idea of cutting back on the amount of worrying being done because it offers no useful benefits. There is a tendency to be too hard on ourselves, even in situations that cannot be control. Sometimes it’s best to simply sit back and let the pieces fall where they are meant. So stop worrying so much! Take a few deep breaths. You’re doing great.