Worry is a problem that seems to be rampant…It is a cancer of the emotions–concern gone compulsive.
We all have our worries. Some of them valid. Some of them needless. But the bottom line is…worrying does nothing. It only stresses oneself out more. And in some cases, the people around you.
It does no good to say, “Don’t think about it.” You’ll only worry more.
So what can you do? Well, for starters take action. No matter what your worry is about…there is always something you can do. Even in situations where you have no control, you can channel your energies into something positive. If you’re an artist, get out your tools of the craft and create something. If you’re a gardener, go dig up some weeds or plant some flowers. And if nothing else, just go for a walk to blow off some steam. Another lesson in today’s Taoism thought of the day speaks of learning to accept the things you can change. That is, in our world today, we are surrounded horrible events that happen every day. Often I come across individuals that simply stop watching the news because they cannot handle it anymore. While it’s hard to see the ugly parts of life exposed daily on the front page, I also believe there is much good in our world that takes place every day that doesn’t make the front page. So do what you can, and realize that you’re only one person so you can only do so much. One of my own personal reflections on the topic of worry concerns the change in our society. While some people refer to it as the “me” generation. I think you have to be careful here. While it is important to show compassion for the people you encounter in life, it is also as equally important to be able to take care of yourself. That is, if you all you do is give and give…you will eventually wear yourself down to the point where you’re doing more harm than good in the big picture. So with that being said, remember to take time for yourself. Where it’s a cup of tea in the evenings reading something inspirational or a hot bubble bath…me time is important.