Friday, June 10, 2011

Take a Break from Worrying

I just read a post over at NSB Mom where she was having a conversation with her 14 year old son.  In conversation, he had accused her of worrying too much; she claimed maybe he needed to be a bit more concerned.  His response was "I am not going to worry about things that don't need worrying about."  

Yep, somewhere between childhood and adulthood, peaking in parenthood, we begin to needlessly worry about things.  And, the thing is, it is most often like Curt says, we worry about things that don't need worrying about.  After all, what does worrying do?  It doesn't change a thing.

So, take a break from worrying.  Think you can't?  Then ask yourself these questions. Will my worrying change the outcome?  Does my worrying add to my health or take away from it?  

Instead of worrying, look for solutions, exercise, spend time at a hobby, read a book or do something to help someone else.  Until you need to worry, take a break from it and do something healthy for yourself.


NSB Mom said...

Good stuff!

ape2016 said...

I have to agree with the kid on this one, too. Yes, parents often worry needlessly and if we all put that energy into other goals we just might get something done.

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