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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

Donald Duck underpants

Be Happy……Be young at heart

“It doesn’t mean fighting against time.
We must grow.
We can even age.
But we can stay young in heart and mind.
Look with young eyes.
Love with a young heart.
Recapture the wonderment.
Look forward with hope and optimism.”

[Be Happy- Patrick Lindsay]

Reconnecting with your inner child is a great way to relieve stress and releasing that long-hidden youngster for some well deserved fun should be one of our top priorities in 2011. So what did you do instinctively as a child which you struggle to do now?  I still do some of the following much to my family’s despair, and helps me to re-establish that lost relationship with my inner child and bring back some of the simple pleasures in life.

Kick the leaves (mind the dog poo), throw some snowballs, build a snowman, build playing-card towers, jump in the puddles, have pillow fights.

Visit the zoo, castle, playpark, ice-rink, circus.

Daydream (preferably not at work), nap in the afternoon (definitely not at work), draw, write, bake some cakes.

Pudsey Bear Cakes

Find those old roller-skates, space-hopper (adult versions available), jigsaw, paints, Twister, Boggle, stilts.

Sing silly songs- Ed “Stewpot” Stewart’s Junior Choice on Christmas Day was perfect!

Revisit Winnie-The- Pooh one of life’s finest philosophers!

And remember: You don’t stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun.

Don’t worry, be happy

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 worrying 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.

Bobby Ferrin wrote ;

“In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double”

No one likes worrying. It’s hard to live with a worrier. It’s exhausting and emotionally draining so seek help and talk through your fears. Don’t worry yourself into an early grave.

Stop worrying and start living.