Wait To Worry! It May Never Happen

The unknown is a scary place, what will tomorrow hold for us? For many of us who have experienced some foundational challenges, we might be tempted to start worrying about what the future holds. My response to that is Wait To Worry.
Byron Katie says “When I argue with reality I lose 100% of the time” e.g. experiencing traffic on the way to work, losing your job, relationship troubles are all inevitable and all part of life’s walk. Wait To Worry! When you decide that you’re prepared to wait until you actually have a good reason to worry, that something you’re worried about may never happen.

When you’re tempted to get alarmed before an event actually occurs, tell yourself, you’ve got to Wait To Worry! Why?

If you choose to make a decision and stick with it, more often than not that will alleviate 50% of your worrying. When you then take action another 40% of your worrying will be done away with. Now let’s do the math by making a decision 50% reduction, taking action 40% reduction which equals a total reduction of 90%. Doing the maths when all is said and done only 10% of what we worry about will come to pass.

Live in the now and separate the past from the future and be willing to go through your current situations knowing that it is temporary. Simply put worrying is never going to make any problem or situation go away. Planning then implementing a positive solution will ease your worry and resolve the problem. Worry after worry can have negative adverse effects mentally, psychologically, physically, emotionally, and not just for you, your partner, household, job, family and friends.
Action steps….

1.     Identify one thing that’s worrying you.
2.     Look at your options.
3.     What can you do?
4.     Take action.

Now here are a few nuggets to keep in mind….
·      Don’t sweat the small stuff.
·      Don’t cry over spilt milk.
·      Don’t cross your bridges till you get to them.
·      Rest before you get tired staying balanced mind, body and soul.
·      Fatigue is highly correlated with stress.
·      Take breaks, this will allow you to stay focused when dealing with a task or a challenge.

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