Do You Know A Worrying WomanAuthor: Byron Pulsifer, ©2012
Do you know a woman who spends time worrying? Well, if you do, you will also know men who do the same. But, this is more a thought about women that worry.
Sure, there is worry. A mother can worry about her children, she can worry if they will do well in school so they have a good job when they finish, or worry that they will find a great person to marry, or that their eventual grandchildren will be healthy, or that their children and grandchildren will live close enough to visit.
Worry can be so debilitating especially for one's health. Worry doesn't disappear with many as night draws near and sleep comes. Instead, it arises each morning compounded by more worries.
Outside Your Control
One of the biggest issues for many, many people is that they worry about things they have no control over. The old adage is true: ninety-percent about which you worry, never happens.
Overcome Fear and Worry
Worry and fear are closely tied to one another when it comes to overcoming both. You may be afraid of driving a car, for example. So, how do you overcome this fear? The best way is to do that which you fear the most - drive. If you have never driven, then take action - take a driver's education program. The essential component here is 'action'. Nothing conquers fear better than action.
Now, let's talk about worry. First, let me say this. If you worry about something that you have no control over, or can absolutely do nothing about, then you are wasting your time, energy and emotion. Here is just one example - there are many, many more.
You are worrying that your daughter will meet the right kind of man, a man who will love her, care for her and all those good things that every mother wants. But, can you control whom she meets (maybe for awhile only), who she falls in love with? The answer is 'no'. If you worry constantly about your husband driving to work and concerned for his safety, unless he starts to work at home and never drives again, you can not control other drivers. This is another waste of precious time and emotions.
Now, there is something else you should consider while you are forgetting about those things that you can't control and that is those things that you can control. Again, taking action is the way out of most worries that can be controlled, or at least can be hugely reduced.
And, last of all, do not forget about all the blessings that surround. Instead of worrying about your children and what might happen, embrace them, give thanks for the fact that they are in your life. Look around - you'll start to see a host of other blessings once you rid yourself of all of those unnecessary worries.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Life is short and spending it worrying over trivialities reduces its span even more." Emilee Day
"Anxiety can come in the form of a crippling sense of worry or unease about an event or situation." Jeff Gunn
"Reduce fears and anxieties by doing something about them and you’ll definitely reduce your stress and frustration, or you can eliminate them altogether." Melinda Bauer
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