Worrying is killing us

Worry is not trivial, its a silent killer and you need to be aware of it. Take a walk with me and let’s explore the ‘path of the worrier’. Let’s say you have a concern at work. Something maybe you kept to yourself, perhaps you are worrying about losing a big deal or a family member is unwell.

Your worrying isn’t helping the situation, and it could negatively impact your health through the stress that you experience.

The energy you expend worrying is usually wasted. The negative things that are on your mind tend not to happen. It was Mark Twain who said that “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened,” Mr Twain is right of course. Most of what we worry about never comes to pass, and the time we spent worrying was time and energy wasted.

And after all, do you recall the worry that took your time and attention? The one you were consumed with, the worry which distracted you from quality family time.

And now? My guess is you are no longer worried, was it worth the concern? Was it as bad as you feared? Have you now replaced that with another worry?

Worrying about things didn’t take away your troubles it just took away your peace of that moment.

It is not work that kills us; it is worry. Work is healthy and you can hardly put more upon a person than he or she can bear; but worry is the rust upon the blade.

Henry Ward Beecher

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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