Worrying, A Cause for Worry?

Worrying can cause big problems within a family and can cause the worrier a great deal of stress.  How do I know this, well I am a worrier.  I am working on NOT being a worrier and am sharing my tips on how to stop worrying about everything.

Yea, easier said then done sometimes.  I tend to worry about my family, especially when I am away or they are not with me.  Are they OK?  Are they safe?  When they don’t text or call me, I worry that something has happened.  I worry about stupid crap too, like when I leave the house, did I make sure all the doors are locked, or is the burners on the stove off.  Seriously, I wonder sometimes if I need to have my head examined.

My son tells me I am overprotective.  My husband just rolls his eyes at me.  I am sure they think I am nuts.  So, I try to deal with this crazy anxiety that worrying causes.

  • I take deep breaths.  There really is something to be said about deep breaths, it is very calming.

  • I ask myself, WHY are you worrying?  There is nothing you can do about it.  You are only hurting yourself by worrying.  And probably annoying the people you are worrying about.  Worrying changes nothing, but causing you anxiety.

  • I tell myself to have faith and trust in whom I am worrying about.  They can take care of themselves.

  • I occasionally take St John’s Wort.  It helps me chill out.  Here is a link that provides more information on St John’s Wort.  https://www.oregonswildharvest.com/capsules-st-johns-wort-organic

  • I think the most important thing I tell myself is to just LET IT GO.  There is no reason to worry.

To sum it up worrying changes nothing expect causing the worrier anxiety and stress.  Maybe it has something to do with control.  You worry about stuff you cannot control.  I would hate to think I am a control freak and that is why I worry, that would be another good reason for me to stop worrying.  I know I cannot control everything.  So for now, I just take deep breaths, have a little faith, and Just Let It Go.

Respectfully, without worry,

Chris

 

Please note: I am not a doctor or medical person, nor am I offering medical advice.  I am only sharing my personal thoughts and experience with St John’s Wort and how it helps me.  I am not advising anyone to use it or take it, as you should always consult your doctor before taking or trying any medication.  Information in this post has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition.

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6 Responses to Worrying, A Cause for Worry?

  1. Haneef says:

    Dealing with severe anxiety myself I just recognized that I feel this need to have some control over the future. Not in a literal sense, but I basically want to be able to expect things. But sometimes life just doesn’t work that way.
    I’m still working on the deep breathing thing, but something that has been working wonders for me is mindfulness meditation!

  2. Ellen says:

    “Let it go” is great advice! I try to stop myself as soon as I realize I’m worrying as it will help nothing. I replace the worry with positive thoughts.

  3. Bettynjeru says:

    Wow! Great tips there. I also try not to worry . Turning to God works best for me. This morning I was starting to worry about something but immediately I turned to God. I said God there is nothing much I can do about this just take it up. It was so relieved

    • candidcomments says:

      Thanks, glad you like the post, I too, tend to pray when I get myself all worked up worrying about something. Turning to God is certainly one of the best ways to relive the stress. There have been many times I have just prayed and then feel so much better. I should have mentioned that in my post, I will have to update and get that in there, thanks, Chris

  4. Joyce Nyarko says:

    I hate worrying as it slows down my activities for the day, trying to take my mind of situations and just allowing things happen most times takes my mind of worrying. thanks for sharing this.

    • candidcomments says:

      I am the same way, When I am worrying about someone I get to the point where I just cannot do anything until I know all is well, so I working on that myself. Glad you like the post, thanks, Chris

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