Worry is defined as the feel or cause to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
I recently found myself worrying myself to death about my upcoming exam. I was worried so much about passing the test that I did more worrying than study!
For some reason we are automatically programmed to what is or could go wrong. It is easier for us to cave in to that automatic inner voice.
I don’t know how many times I lost sleep over something only to have the situation turn out great. I have found out by worrying a lot, I cause stress and anxiety to myself without even knowing it.
I have always thought being a perfectionist was my strength but I am starting to learn that this can also be a weakness. Lets be honest, things are seldom perfect. Disappointments are everywhere. We put too much pressure on ourselves with high up the skies standards.
Always assuming the worst may happen to be keeping our bodies in a constant state of tension, worry and anxiety. We need to remind ourselves that 85% of what we worry about never happens. Prepare and be proactive, but expect the best, not the worst!
People who worry too much are often perfectionists and hate failure. But you can think of failure differently: to learn from your mistakes. Maybe life is taking you in a different direction than what you are demanding. Float past failure, forgive yourself, and above all, remain open to possibilities.
Here’s an exercise to all my Worriers to do with me
For the next 10 days, write down all your worries (small or big) every day and see how they turn out.
See if indeed 85% of them were just you envisioning worst possible catastrophes.
Please be sure to share your findings on Dikeledi.email@example.com
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