Why Worry?

We all worry about the future. Some can shake off the worry and move on, others cannot. Some allow that worrying to overtake their lives and drive their actions. When categorizing myself, I find that I usually fall on the too much worrying side.

There are common misconceptions about worrying. Many people believe that worrying is helpful by being a motivator or sharpening focus.  However, I learned that worrying is damaging and detrimental. Studies have proven that worrying does not motivate or help focus but impairs our ability to reason and problem solve.

I used to believe those misconceptions that worrying. Although, after being enlightened about the danger of worrying, I thought to myself “Why worry if it is not good, even a little bit?”

I have decided to take those first steps in handling my worrying by learning more about it and its causes. I hope that one day I will be able to say “Hakuna Matata”.

4 thoughts on “Why Worry?”

  1. I totally agree with you. I think there is a difference between being worry-free/care-free and careless. We can be concerned about our life without being stressed about it.

  2. I really like your attitude toward “worry.” In Chinese culture, we have a slang for worrying too much. “A guy was even worried about the sky will fall!” Haha! Don’t even worry about something that will never happen! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I used to be known for never worrying, but college makes me worry a lot. The stress in my life has never been higher. The fact is that there is a lot more on the line now with a family to support so it’s hard for me to not worry. But like you said, nothing good comes from it. I can keep working hard at everything while keeping a positive attitude, and that will be more beneficial.

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