Happiness: Handling Worry and Uncertainty
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. ~ William Ralph Inge
Well to say it’s been a tumultuous week for some people in the United States may be an understatement. With the election of Donald Trump and some of the rhetoric he espoused during the election, and some of the past views of his Vice-President related to the LGBTQ community, there are a number of people visibly worried about the change in US leadership. So, it seemed like a good time to do a reminder post about worry and happiness.
We often worry before we have to, this isn’t to say the things we worry about are unwarranted, they may very well be, but we often spend a lot of time worry before things have actually happened. This is really counterproductive and really doesn’t solve anything. Thinking about and preparing for a possible issue is smart, but think about it, make a plan and move on. Letting it run over and over in your head accomplishes nothing.
Now I get it, telling someone not to worry is like telling you not to think about a monkey playing a tuba, where was your head just now 🙂 So what I suggest is that you worry for a purpose and move on. Right now a lot of people have a lot of uncertainty about the future and that is causing them to worry. That’s ok for a minute, but in the end, all we can do is go forward and live out lives.
All of this causes stress and stress will ruin your happiness and make you ill. So my friends, as always, take a deep breath, do all of the things you know you need to do. Get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, limit your access to things that exacerbate your stress. Stay busy and focused on the positive things in your life and you’ll have happier days. ~ Rev Kane
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