What Happened When I Gave Up Worrying?
I used to spend most of my already limited time attempting to control and manipulate people and situations. I didn’t even know how to enjoy the minor pleasures of life because I was afraid to be happy since I imagined I could lose it all one day, and I allowed fear and worry to hijack my happiness.
I can almost hear you say, quit worrying, it solves nothing and only leads to anxiety. Yes, tell me something I don’t know. I stuck that quote on my phone’s wallpaper and on my fridge door to remind me daily of my priority and you know how it goes. I’ll see right past it.
There’s an array of different things to worry about, and it doesn’t help for you to tell me that everything’s going to be okay. Words mean nothing when you’re suffocating under a mountain of problems.
Life isn’t a bed of roses, neither is it a bed of thorns. The ups and downs of life are natural ebbs and flows. It’s okay to feel down, just don’t camp there. I accept that I have a choice, either let worry destroy me or flip it over and view it from a fresh perspective.
It’s tough to be productive when we allow constant worry and negative thinking to distract and prevent us from truly living our lives. I know what it feels like to worry constantly, and sometimes it seems like there’s no way out.
That’s just not true.
I have to crawl out of that mountain and plant myself in the current moment to see through the fog. I get it, it’s impossible not to worry. But I learned I can take a chance and enjoy each day to the fullest, regardless. It’s an ongoing process, and I can refuse to let my thought patterns drain my time and energy.
When days get rough, and sometimes it does, I do my part that will aid the Universe in helping me create a life I love. I’ve learned to accept that the only reality I’m living in is the present moment while the worry or the fear in my mind is a product of my imagination, simply because it does not and may never exist.
There’s no way of knowing for sure what’s going to happen in the future, but my actions in the present can give me an idea of how that future is going to look like.
How do I feel at the moment? Am I governed by love or fear? What am I focusing on right now? What is my brain telling me, do I agree with it? Do I want to feed that thought or starve it?
What you do, or cease to do, has consequences in your life. Do you sit and mourn or do you go out and create with every action you take? The way you think will determine whether your life will become more miserable and limited than necessary.
Thoughts are manifestations of energy that can shape our reality. We are sending out thoughts of greater or lesser intensity all the time. Our thoughts change our world once they reach a certain consistent intensity and we reap the results.