“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” ~ Mark Twain

There are people who seem to make a life out of worrying, who can’t look at anything going on in their lives without finding cause to think that the worst of everything is going to happen, and that it’s going to happen to them or to those they love…or both. Worrying seems to be a trend in the lives of some and there are a lot of things we can worry about these days if we choose to do so. Here are 5 reasons why you should not worry.

1: Worry is a lack of faith. Worry is a reflection of a lack of faith that life will be good to us, a lack of faith that a higher power is working in our best interest and will make our lives full and vibrant. Worry reflects a lack of faith in oneself and in other people to do things that need to be done when they need to be done, and a lack of trust that we’ll be able to deal with difficulties when they surface in our lives.

2: Worry eats you up physically. The worry business is booming. Just look at all the drugs and meds popping up and being formulated by chemists and doctors today. There are a lot – from sleeping pills, to anti-anxiety pills, to illegal drugs to computer games, and all other kinds of stuff that make you forget your problems and let you sleep at night. Worry is something that eats you up physically. It gives you ulcer due to the anxiety stress. It creates high blood pressure in your veins. It is something that will physically affect you in a way that you don’t want to be affected. Worry is a killer.

3: Worry makes you unproductive. Worrying cripples your ability to move and take action. It lets your mind linger to the things that are unnecessary (and often unreal) that the things you have to take care of are left for granted. It will eat up your thoughts. Instead of taking action and planning on how to solve your problem, it will take up the form of ‘what-if’s’ and ‘should have’s’.

4: Worry magnifies the problem. Problems are problems. The very nature of us humans is to try and solve them. There will always be problems in life. Bliss is non-existent in a lifetime on Earth. Worry is, by nature, a magnifying glass – for problems. Instead of taking the problem as it is and making the right plans and taking the right steps of action, worrying makes the problem bigger than it is and makes us think and re-think of our course of action to the point that we give up.

5: Worrying is useless. What will happen will happen. Often times we can do something about it. Worrying does nothing about anything and is, in the end, useless. So why worry?

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