Why worry?

Winnie The Pooh is a wise old bear –

“Supposing a tree fell down and you were underneath it?”-“Supposing it didn’t”

Many of us worry about things that never happen and in doing so can put ourselves through sleepless nights, increased stress and depression-all for nothing.

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about bad things and being preoccupied with negative possibilities? Do you find that the more you do it, the bigger your worries become? Do you even find yourself worrying about all the time you’ve spent worrying?

With the best intentions, people who do not worry to excess will say ” focus on today and tomorrow will look after itself”. On the face of it, this is sound sensible advice, but to a worrier it is easier said than done.  It is very hard to stop yourself fretting but there is some really good advice in the Mind leaflet “How to Stop Worrying” and if you are a worrier this makes a good place to start.

“In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double” [Bobby Ferrin, Don’t worry, Be happy]

No one likes worrying and it’s hard to live with a worrier. It’s exhausting and emotionally draining so seek help and talk through your fears.

Why Worry?

Baby I see this world has made you sad
Some people can be bad
The things they do, the things they say
But baby I’ll wipe away those bitter tears
I’ll chase away those restless fears
That turn your blue skies into grey

Why worry, there should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain
These things have always been the same
So why worry now

Baby when I get down I turn to you
And you make sense of what I do
I know it isn’t hard to say
But baby just when this world seems mean and cold
Our love comes shining red and gold
And all the rest is by the way

Why worry, there should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain
These things have always been the same
So why worry now

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4 thoughts on “Why worry?

  1. I have only recently realized that my huge imagination (which is a very positive thing now that I have turned the energy towards writing)was really a burden, because I used it to construct all the things which could go wrong. Excellent example of a good thing being used in a negative way.
    The word catastrophizing describes it well – making up a catastrophe if there isn’t one!

    • Very true Marile! If there there isn’t a problem its all too easy to create one. Writing is a very good way to calm down the wayward imagination!

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