Have you heard of a worrywart? Is worrying a problem? I remember hearing one time that most of what we worry about never happens. Some things we worry about; already have happened and we just haven’t accepted them.

We also worry about needless healthcare concerns. Am I going to get the flu? Am I going to develop heart disease? All you can do is eat well, get adequate rest, and engage in a little exercise. The rest is fate.

Some things we worry about are petty. That’s the day we don’t like how our hair looks, isn’t that funny, that’s the day we get the most compliments about our hair. But when we do worry, we need a proven strategy to minimize the damage. Here are some thoughts: Write it down. Make a list of your worries and identify what you are really worried about.

When worries come into your mind, consciously say to yourself, “I’m going to write this down, I’m not going to worry about this now.” Redirect your thoughts and energy. Later, review the list when you can actually do something about it. When you write down your worries, it removes the anxiety of trying to remember them. Later, you can turn what would have been anxiety, into energy, and take action. So, get a pencil and a pad of paper. Write down your worries.

Worrying can be destructive to your physical and psychological wellbeing. Worrying can wear you down, along with everyone else around you. Write down your worries, brainstorm solutions with others, take action, and watch worries wash away!

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