Word of the Week – Worry

This week I’ve been a little down trodden with worry. Things have been getting on top of me which is really not I wanted as I stumble into February. Like last year the beginning of the year wasn’t good but I was kind of hoping that life would get kinder by the end of January, but it was not to be.

After a complete wobble on Tuesday I decided that the only thing to do was to apply some order to the things that were worrying me. So I did the best thing I could think of and made a list, then I organised the list into so the most urgent worries were at the top. Then I worked through each one to see if I could come up with some suggestions to lessen the worry. Of course, when it comes to worrying about things there are not always simple solutions available and we just have to cope, but by writing things down and giving them some thought it helped to put things into perspective.

Sometimes you just have to realise that worrying about things doesn’t help but being pro-active and sorting out the things that you are worried about gives you strength to cope.

Then there are the things you worry about that you can’t control and you realise that worrying is only making you feel worse.

I can’t dismiss my worries, but I won’t let them take over either.

The Reading Residence

8 Comments

  1. February 3, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Aww! Bless you! It sounds like you have been very pro-active. Lists are great! I hope it helped x
    #WotW

  2. angiemwebster77
    February 3, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I do exactly the same thing as you when I have lots of worries, writing them down then making a plan of action helps so much. Worrying is such a waste of time and energy but it's so hard to stop yourself sometimes especially when feeling overwhelmed. I do hope the year will start to get better for you soon, hang on in there x

  3. liquoriceuk
    February 3, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I love that quote – so very true. It's hard not to worry about things sometimes though. Hope that making the list helped. #WotW

  4. February 3, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    I think the very act of writing a list helps. No longer juggling them all in your head. Somehow makes them appear less. More manageable. I hope you can tame your worries. The quote is so true. #wotw

  5. February 3, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I'm a worrier. And I pass my worry onto things I don't need to worry about. Sometimes it makes thing's I should enjoy sad, it doesn't help, but at least i know that's what's happening. #wotw

  6. February 3, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Sorry to hear you've been worrying. I do think writing them down like that and thinking about how to deal with them, if you can, is a very good idea. gets it out of your head and makes you feel more in control. Hope the worries start to ease soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. February 4, 2017 / 12:31 am

    Worry and guilt are both pointless but hard not to indulge in. Make sure you are looking after yourself and resting so you are better equipped to start tackling things in a less anxious frame of mind

  8. Virtually All Sorts
    February 5, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I used to be SUCH worrier and I still am at times but I think you've hit the nail on the head there, that you can't control everything that happens. Writing them down definitely helps. #wotw

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