Worrying is inevitable. We go through life expecting the best that could we possibly experience but sometimes life puts us in a circle of trials.
The constant worrying, obsessing, and over-analyzing can really take a toll on life. There is always more anxiety to feel. And more to question about our lives.
Are you worrying about these things?
- Your weight – Hands down! If you want to really shed that fat it’s never too late. You can do it!
- Finding your dream job – The right one will come. Keep at it. Networking. Connecting. Refining your skills. And getting the right help. Every job is a stepping stone. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Saving money – Do what you can with where you’re at. Even a little bit helps. Discipline is the key.
- Booking your vacation – There’s options. You don’t have to book something extreme. Book something that allows you to turn off.
- Changing your hair – If you feel the urge, do it. Hair always grows back!
- Being single – You have your whole life to be in a relationship. Enjoy the freedom for now.
- “Looking good” in every piece of clothing – No one is looking. They’re all worried about how they look. Enjoy the beach and forget about your belly or thighs.
- If you made the right decision – Every wrong decision leads you to the right one.
- A broken phone/computer/charger – It happened. Fix it. And move on.
- Deciding on a name for your new blog/business/book – Let it go. Turn off the thinking. It will come to you when you relax.
- Getting all of your work done – In the time you’ve been freaking out about it you could have been getting some of it done. So do something about it. In your control.
- Breaking that bad habit – Everyone has them. It’s OK. You’ll break it when you want to.
- Being “found out” – You’re competent. You deserve this. Believe that.
- Moving to a new city – Wild and exciting. Revel in the unknown instead of worry about what’s next.
- Accidents, like leaving the freezer open overnight – Throw out the ice cream and call it a day. Shit happens.
- Getting a reply – In emails, SMS and interviews. You did your best so let it go.
- Your emails – If they really needed you, they’d call. It’s never as important as we think. You’ll get to that inbox when you do.
- Time is limited – It is and it will always be so it is important to know your priorities. Start scheduling and stick to it.
- Saying the right things– Your words contribute only 7% of what a person remembers of a convo. Think about your energy and body language instead.
- What could go wrong – Quit stealing from your current joy by fantasizing tragedy.
- Anything in the future – Not in your control. Ever. Focus on the now and what’s in your power (aka this exact moment).
Remember, you cannot control any of these things that you’re freaking out about. And the ones you can, you need to do something about right now instead of worrying. Your reaction is your greatest strength in combating a freak out. Don’t give another person your power.
Don’t give fear your power. Remember everything is almost always totally OK in the moment. Breathe. And be gentle with yourself. The freak out will pass as long as you don’t add gasoline to the fire of your panic.
For someone like me who used to overthink about things around me, I always face this challenge. I used to worry that much but here is what i learn and what I always remind myself… if you worry too much about things, it will bring so much stress in you…. if you are too much stress, your body will fail and your immune system will go low… if the immune system will go low, chance are, you will encounter some health issues which will only put you in danger… sometimes, you just have to let things flow and just ride with it!
Kathy Kenny Ngo
Sometimes I go overthinking and I can’t help it. Good thing, I bumped into your great article. I am going to make my own list of this and I will try my best to stop worrying about it. By this, I am sure I am going to be a worry-free day ahead and it is going to be awesome.
This article is an awesome reminder for a lot of people out there. Sometimes we need to realize that we can’t always be in control, we have to learn to let go and just live in the moment. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Lester | lesteronearth.blogspot.com
My worries is not on your list but somehow I find myself asking those questions. My worry is on my pregnancy and delivery few days from now. I don’t know what to do, what to expect, how to do it, etc..
I think these are great tips.I used to be a worrywart.These days instead of worrying I do something productive like cleaning.
I love how comforting this is. I think we’re so caught up with being perfect. But we have to ask, “For who? And why?” By letting go of the need for perfection, we take time to appreciate things (and ourselves) as they/we are.
It’s good advice but how do you actually stop worrying? I couldn’t find a way yet, I always think about the worst. There are a lot of things on the list I worry about and it’s simply impossible for me just to ignore them. 🙂
This is all good advice. I especially agree that it is pointless to worry about what people think of you. Most of the time they don’t even notice! My grandmother used to tell me that I would worry less about what people thought of me if I realized how seldom they did!
Amazing post indeed! There are at least 10 things I worry about from the above list. Hopefully I’ll stop worrying about my weight cuz I am really foody. Everyone needs to follow this for a tension free life! ?
Curly Sue Review
It’s very hard not to worry isn’t it!? We spend so much time obsessing over these things when they don’t really matter in the wider sense of things. I think sometimes we need to take a deep breath and ask ourselves if it really matters! Great post!