March 5, 2013

my two cents: on worrying.

Last week I chatted with a friend about worrying — about the tendency to channel all your worries into one simpler, more manageable issue. Instead of stressing about work and money and relationships, for instance, you choose to focus all your anxiety into, say, your health or your career. Into one factor. Into something that's easier to track, measure, and control. But that doesn't really solve anything.

It's important, I think, to step back and let yourself look at the big picture. To recognize where the loose ends lie and deal with them one at a time, rather than tying them all up into a giant knot. Sure, it may take you a bit longer to move through them, but the reward is worth the challenge.

Bottom line: Let the little worries be little. 
Don't build them into something bigger than they deserve.


Adriana Lucia said... [Reply to comment]

Love your blog girl!!

Rachael Yanta said... [Reply to comment]

Good advice! I'm such a worrier and I hate that about myself. I have to constantly remind myself that worrying doesn't make things better or easier.. it just creates more stress for myself!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

This is such great advice. Thank you!

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

This really is great advice. I have such a bad habit of doing this!! x

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man... I was literally just sitting here thinking about how achy my body is because of the physical toll my worries are taking on me today. I really needed this. THANK YOU for the reminder!

Jorie said... [Reply to comment]

Love this thought! Life is too short to waste time on worries.


The Recordologist said... [Reply to comment]

I love this advice, it's so true and honest!

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@Brooke :) We've all been there — go treat yourself to something this week!

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

I worry way too much!! ugh