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Worry is a Waste

Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff create original, trademarked Queenisms daily at http://Queenofyourownlife.com

Life was too short to waste it in worry. She decided to let go of her fears and simply enjoy the now. ~ Queenisms™

Queen Cindy’s dad used to say “worry is borrowing trouble that hasn’t yet happened.” We agree. Worry is a thief of happiness. Caution isn’t the same as worry. Caution is wise and guides our actions. Worry is irrational and chaotic. Worry misuses our imaginations and those very power imaginations are a gift to help us envision more positive aspects of our lives such as “what if I dared to write that book?”

Are you able to keep worry at bay to enjoy the now? Let’s share some strategies and support one another.

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6 Responses to “Worry is a Waste”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I can be an obsessive worrier. I haven’t always been this way; it started after I got married. I think maybe the worrying started out of control issues. I felt like I had absolutely no control over my life, so I would worry about all the things I didn’t have any control over. Which of course is ridiculous, but that really is the basis of worry.

    I’ve been exploring mindfulness recently, and am also trying to practice it. Some days I’m much better at it than others though.

    When worry comes visiting and my mind starts rolling, I try to mentally tell myself “thoughts aren’t reality”. Honestly, sometimes I even say it out loud just to drive the point home because my mind is quite stubborn!

    Very interested to know what others do. 🙂

  2. Deb Konrad says:

    At my last check up with my oncologist, some of my lab results suggest that my Cancer may be rearing it’s ugly head again…worrying about it will not change a thing..so I am continuing to put one foot in front of the other..and deal with whatever may come at the time…I can’t let this possible setback steal my thunder….

  3. Michelle Sorenson says:

    My son is scheduled to come home from a 1yr deployment this Thursday and this morning at 2AM he messaged that he might not be coming home as planned. Apparently, he has equipment to check in before he can be cleared to leave and his is either missing or damaged (we don’t know which exactly at this time) and he has to stay where he is until the matter is settled. I admit I am worried about him but I can’t let my worry cloud my hope that I will see him this week, after 1+ year of being in basic and then deployed. Some how I need to stay focused…

  4. cindy says:

    Disappointment and anticipation are to be understood in this situation Queen Michelle. And, you’re right. Worry won’t make the visit come sooner and instead it will deplete you. We’re sending you good thoughts for a great visit soon.

  5. cindy says:

    We’re sending you extra hugs today Queen Deb. You’re so smart to channel worry into action. Taking the steps you need to take to fight cancer, focusing on your health and putting one foot in front of the other is a great plan. And, we hope you’ll plan for a little pampering time too. Love from us to you.

  6. cindy says:

    We approve, Queen Stephanie. Speaking aloud to ourselves is a form of meditation and meditation is a holistic approach to calming anxiety. You sound like you’re doing this naturally and that’s wonderful.

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