Although it’s normal to be concerned about challenging situations going on in the world and in our personal lives, if we are not mindful, concern becomes worry. We all have our “hard”; challenging times we go through. But worry has never helped any situation.
“Worry is like a rocking chair, always in motion, but never gets us anywhere.” ~Unknown
Not only does worry make us feel powerless, but it is absolutely a waste of time and energy because it doesn’t change our circumstances, it doesn’t solve our problems and it isn’t helpful to you or anyone around you.
What worry does accomplish is it makes us sick, cranky and drains us of energy. Worry weakens our immune system, and it has been researched that 90% of all illness is connected to wrong thinking habits and worry tops the list! It wears us out and steals our peace and joy.
Today, make the decision to let go of all worry. Make a decision to use your time and energy in a healthy positive direction.
To break out of the worry habit, we need to practice and create a healthier habit:
Count your blessings every day. We can either spend our time thinking and talking about what we are worried about or we can focus our attention on the good things in our life.
Take action and be responsible for what you can control. Do your best, and release the rest. Just do the next thing in front of you, and work through your concerns staying in peace one day at a time.
Speak, write, or meditate on helpful uplifting thoughts all day, every day. When we worry we are repeatedly sending our energy to the creation of something we don’t want to experience. So we need to train our mind and consciously focus our thoughts and energy on what it is we do want to experience. Be as positive and optimistic as you can.
Exercise consistently. Get your happy endorphins released every day. Move your body to release stress and tension.
Pray through your “hard.” Believe and trust in your higher power. Trust that everything is unfolding as it should, and everything will be ok.
So, remember, we have only one day at a time to live. Live your day consciously and deliberately and choose well!