Do You Know A Worrying Woman
A thought about women and worrying. Find wisdom in the words about worry. We hope you are motivated not to worry but to count your blessings.
Do You Know A Worrying Woman
Author: 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.
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.
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.
You cannot live each moment in the past thinking about things that have already passed or been done, nor can you live in the future where nothing has as yet happened. You can worry about something in the future when it happens but even that isn’t spending time and energy on because worry does not solve a situation, make it go away, or even make it more bearable. It is better to plan ahead by using ‘what if’ scenarios. For example, you may be afraid that your car will break down just when you need it the most like driving to work, or taking the kids to one of their activities. The ‘what if’’ is a plan for such things because you will already have decided what you would do if your car broke down. You may have telephone numbers handy so you can call a taxi, or a car rental company, or the bus schedule. In this way, you are ready and therefore, there is no need to worry.
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.
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