Saturday, August 6, 2011
Worrying is a Waste of Time
Let us face it; there is a lot in life to worry about. Life is full of challenges, obstacles, and disappointments. Either you can sit around and waste time dwelling on what is troubling you, or you can take action and make positive changes in your life. I know far too many people that would rather sit around, dwell on the past, blame others, worry about the future, and choose not to do anything about it. This can lead to severe depression, substance abuse, and health problems.
There will always be something in our lives to worry about. However, worry becomes problematic when we dwell and do not move forward. Certainly, life at times can dish out more than one can handle but with one small step at a time, positive changes can turn your life around.
You cannot change the past. Concentrating on past mistakes and choices are just a waste of time and energy. Instead of dwelling on your troubles, focus on positive ways to make changes. A wonderful thing about life is that we all have choices. Either one can choose to live in misery, or they can do something about it.
“People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold”.
Quote by John Jay Chapman