In her whole life, worry had never altered the outcome of any situation – and it had only made her more miserable. So she stopped, cold turkey. Smartest choice she ever made. – Queenisms™
We’ve heard the phrase, “don’t borrow trouble.” Worry is like trouble. Nothing good comes from fretting about what might happen. Planning ahead is a good idea. Worrying ahead is not. When we obsessively keep our minds in the “what if” state, we’re missing the possibilities of the “now” state. Now is active and full of potential. “What if” is a state of immobilization. Let’s lead a more “active” life this week, Queens, focusing more on the “now” than the “what if.” Happiness is in direct opposition to worry. Worry is a habit and a choice we need to break in order to embrace happiness. How can we break ourselves of the worry habit? Try making a list of at least 3 things, every day, that are good in your life. Sometimes they will be, “I have a roof over my head right now.” And sometimes they might be “I have teeth to brush.” The practice of mindful happiness can train our brains to notice the good more than the bad and to default to the positive more often than the negative. Worry need not remain a habit that keeps you from taking any joy in the moment. Practice mindful happiness.