“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” – George Washington
Worry is one of those practices that fill our minds with negativity. It never comes without its own cheering squad. You know who they are:
1. Team Captain Anxiety – She is the point of origin for the beginnings of worry. Many times she gives you a shove without you ever realizing it happened.
2. Mean Girl Insecurity – She is the one who whispers in your ear that you can’t handle the shove from Captain Anxiety.
3. Tumbler Too Much Time – He is the one thing when combined with the other team members, allows for your mind to focus on only what could go wrong.
4. Mascot Achievement – He has the smallest & quietest voice that he is often unheard when he speaks. He tries to tell you everything will be fine over and over and over but you are stubborn and won’t listen.
When the top three are allowed to gain entrance into your mind, they leave very little room for you to focus your energies on anything other than the cause of your worry. Your mind begins to invent potential consequences and reasons why you will be unable to solve the issue at hand. Use your weekend to focus on the positive things that are occurring in your life instead of what is weighing you down. Allow Mr. Mascot Achievement to have a voice within your mind.
Here are a few quotes to help you as you move towards a brighter day:
“I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself” – Demi Lovato
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work” – John Lubbeck
“Our frustration is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment” – Dale Carnegie
“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due” – William Ralph Inge
“I don’t worry. I don’t doubt. I’m daring. I’m a rebel.” – Mr. T
“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble” – George Washington
“I try not to worry about things I can’t do anything about” – Christopher Walken
Til next time,
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Goethe