Worry is Exhausting

exhausted dog

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. ~ John Lubbock

I find this to be true every time.

Worry brings no profit to our souls. I’ve never felt better after worrying about something.

I’m not often a “worst case scenario” type of guy, but there are times when I can worry with the best of them. Will the kids be ok? Will we have enough money? Am I doing what’s best for my career and business? Did I just pass a cop?

Enough already! Worrying about something in the future won’t make it better. It just robs you of any peace and enjoyment you have right now.

Here are 3 steps I’ve used actively battle my worry:

  1. Be present. Be fully aware of where you are currently. Are you giving your full attention to the task at hand?
  2. Take a break. Your brain may just need a moment to unplug and hit reset.
  3. Look for a small win. What small-tiny-micro win can you achieve today before you go to bed?

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

 

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