Jul. 7, 2019 at 7:23pm

A lady whose friend was a chronic worrier said to her one day, "Do you realize that 80 percent of the things you worry about never happen?"  "See," her friend replied, "it works."

Have you noticed that all roads lead to the refrigerator when you are worried?  Have you also realized that fretting often makes you too tired - at least mentally - to exercise?  The key question to ask yourself is this:  Is there anything I can do to alleviate my worry?  

If you are late for a meeting, you use your cell phone to let peope know you are running late. Bingo!  You no longer have to worry.  On the other hand, if your order does not arrive but it is too late in the day to contact the shipper, acknowledge that there is nothing you can do until tomorrow and put the worry aside until the morning.  

My wife, Bernie, has a great technique.  "I just figure out the worst-case scenario," she says,.  "Once I know that, I can handle any situation without stressing out."

Posted in Health Info by Joe

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