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Worry is a Total Waste of Time! [Monday Rx]

“Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you busy doing nothing.” ~Unknown

Ouch! Seems like a callous way to look at a serious matter! But, it’s the truth. Worrying about a situation doesn’t change anything.

Did you get up this Monday morning worried about something? Are you a ‘serial worrier’ – the ones who worry even when they don’t have anything to worry about. I hope not.

This edition of the Monday Rx is not an attempt to trivialize a genuine concern, but to put things into perspective. After all, we can’t be productive at work or in our personal lives if we are constantly worried. Here are three questions to ask yourself right now about your worries:

  • What can I do about it?
  • Who can I turn to for help?
  • What’s the worst thing that could happen if I do nothing?

Once you have an answer, write it down, then prepare to take action. Worry is only helpful if it propels us to action.

And to give you a positive perspective, here are some quotes that are worth worrying about:

“I don’t have time to do all the things I can do, so it doesn’t seem important to worry about the things I can’t do.” ~ Dr. Stephen Hawking

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~ Buddha

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble; It empties today of its strength.” Anonymous

This is your Monday Rx! Have a great week!


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