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.