Worry = More Work Than It’s Worth – Wise Words Wednesday

Worry = More Work Than It’s Worth – Wise Words Wednesday


Without fail I have found worry wrecking my mental health lately.

There is just too much to do, too many mistakes made, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, buying a gift and finding that the recipient already has that item, or taking the wrong exit on a busy highway because my mind is on all the other decisions I need to make, ugh, it’s TOO MUCH!

Holidays = gift buying + party going + relative-induced guilt x all the other normal STUFF

Worry = more work than it’s worth

Don’t we already have enough to do?

Worrying just slows us down. Worry steers us in the wrong direction or keeps us from moving forward. Worry really is more work than it’s worth.

“Worrying means you suffer twice.”

Here are some ideas to help you bypass worry:

png 1   Make lists. Check off your successes.
png 1   Set goals. Do your victory dance when you’ve earned it.
png 1    Forgive yourself. Give thanks for the grace.
png 1    Forgive others. Revel in the release.
png 1    What ever you do, try not to worry.

We are only human.
We cannot do it all.
It is physically impossible to do it all correctly or in a way that makes everyone happy. Don’t let worry wear you out!

“Worrying means you suffer twice.”

If we face a problem, we should seek a quick and successful solution. If that problem is not easily remedied, we must find the optimal route for righting the wrong or allow ourselves time to step back and let the resolution reveal itself to us. Sometimes the answer is just to walk away. A lot of the time saying “No” to a problem means “Yes” to your mental health.

As a gift to yourself, toss out your worry or guilt. Provide yourself with opportunities to feel accepted and understood. Show yourself the love and compassion you deserve. Unwrap the key to the joy of giving as you give yourself a break.

Shift your energy to propel yourself positively through your daily trials and tribulations. Once you kick worry to the curb, your Intentergy will take the wheel and that will make for a much more pleasant ride.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. Intentergy is not a safe or suitable replacement for cruise control. You will actually have to drive the car yourself. The last part was just an analogy to motivate the reader. 😉




6 thoughts on “Worry = More Work Than It’s Worth – Wise Words Wednesday

  1. Indeed. Worry doesn’t help, rather adds to the existing problem what was not even there at the first place.
    The ways you mentioned, they are pretty much practical and easily applicable.
    A fairly good write-up! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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