Worry, some of us seem to do it all the time, while others are the masters of their worries. I fall somewhere in between usually. When I get into a worry patch, I really have to get a firm grip on myself and try to snap out of it! Since l believe in the power of language I take away some of the power of worry by using the word concern. Sometimes that still doesn't work.
Here are some of my worries:
An early meeting or flight, I worry if my alarm will go off.
Driving off, I worry if I left something turned on.
Leaving the house with the dryer or dishwasher running I worry will the house catch fire or be flooded.
Tossing all night worried over various things and then of course worrying about not getting enough sleep because I was worrying and not sleeping!
I worry about the weather impacting my plans.
I worry that the noise I hear while not sleeping is from vandals outside my home.
I worry about my work performance.
I worry about my financials.
I worry about my family.
I worry about my friends.
I worry about my health.
I worry that I am becoming obsessed with worry!
My worries are trivial and heart felt. Most of my worries happen when I should be sleeping. I have to turn off my mind. I have to push back the worry thoughts. I tell myself I can worry only during bright daylight hours. Sometimes it works.
Sometimes worry wins and I am exhausted in the morning. Sometimes I have to drive back home and check the appliances. Sometimes a sincere worry is justified but kept in perspective. The problem with worry is there is always something to worry about.
Are there people who never worry? Do they have an inner peace or are they fooling everyone and themselves?
What worries keep you up at night or during the day? Obviously my cat is not worried!