Worry is a silent killer. It is like a slow poison. It is a chronic illness. In fact, it is an illness
which is many fold dreadful than the physical illnesses. Worry not only affects our body but our
mind too. Worrying does nothing more other than raise your blood pressure.
We all commit the crime of worrying too much especially when things do not seem to be going
according to plan. Excess worry and a pessimistic attitude towards life results in poor health and
in general a poor standard of living. The good news is it’s possible to remain positive by learning
how to overcome negativity and take control of your health.
If you think seriously, you would find that it is really no use worrying about anything. It is really
foolish to worry about past or future. Nobody can change the past. Whatever has happened has
happened. Why worry? How can something that has yet not come to pass affect us? How are
we so certain that the future is so bleak? Things may turn out well. Why worry then? Worrying
just tires us and diminishes our capacity of clear thinking and planning. It promotes negative
thinking. Instead of worrying we should use positive affirmations and resolutions.
We worry for small things. The worst-case scenario may not even be bad enough to worry. You
have made your boss angry. You worry that he may fire you. What of it? That is not the end of
the world. You are still alive. Perhaps you would get a better job. You dread to go to the office
next day. You think of sending in your resignation letter. Worrying you reach office. The boss
calls you. He apologizes. It was his mistake!
Not only we should not worry about little things, but we should also not worry about seemingly
big things. The things that seem today very big and important will seem trifle tomorrow. In your
student life you must have worried for days about the wrong answer you gave, even though you
knew the right answer, to an objective type of question carrying just half mark. How much you
worried about a dress on a special occasion, meeting a boy or girl whom you fancied, or the
change of residence of a friend’s family? Do these matter a bit today? Why worry about spilled
milk, or a broken glass, or a missed bus?
Nobody, of course worries for the sake of worrying. Worry just comes into mind and then never
leaves. But many people never worry. It seems that worrying is a sort of bad habit. As with all
bad habits the habit of worrying is also difficult to get rid of. So, in the first instance, never
make worrying a habit. Secondly, try to divert your mind. Think of positive things. Get busy
with some physical activity. Keep yourself away from people who are habitually worrying type
and who always see the negative side of a thing.
Worrying cannot solve any problem. Neither can it change anything. At best it only decreases
your ability to reason and make better decisions. If worry could solve the problem, everybody
would worry as much as possible. Problem solving requires clear thinking and planning. But
worry makes us incapable of clear thinking and planning. Many things, if they are going to
happen, will happen regardless of our worry. If it is going to rain, it will.
Worry seems to be a major source of unhappiness these days. Worry does nothing more than rob
you of precious time and make you a slave to negative thoughts. It only afflicts you with mental
agony and disturbs you peace of mind. As a friend once said “it is not work but worry that kills”.
You can never be truly happy in life if you eat worry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Learn to let
go of worry.
Instead of useless worrying, learn to take positive action—
GO OUT AND BE HAPPY!