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You Worry Too Much

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I can make that statement with great confidence. Because, every one of my friends worries too much. For most people, it’s a habit. And it’s a bad habit.

So here’s what I recommend for my worrying friends: Make a new rule. You are allowed to worry for thirty minutes every day. Establish a time and place where you can sit down with a pad of paper and make a list of everything you need to worry about. Underneath each item, write down what you can do about it today—if anything. Finally, make a summary at the bottom of your list of the things on your worry list that you can get done today.

Following that, you have my permission to not worry the rest of that day (and night). You are allowed and encouraged to get done what you can do that day, but you don’t get to worry any more until tomorrow.

If your out-of-control thinking mind continues to indulge in its worrying habit, then increase your dedication to meditation. For after all, practicing the true meditation state (aka the Zen state) trains the noisy conscious thought machine to sit and stay. Stilling the conscious mind is the essence of inner peace.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

March 30, 2014 at 7:13 am

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  1. What a great idea!

    Arnette Crocker Tressel

    March 31, 2014 at 8:42 am

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