Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I'm a natural worrier.
I worry about absolutely everything.
Big things, little things ...
I worry so much that I sometimes become paralyzed in making a decision.
I need to get out off my own head and stop worrying and enjoy NOW.
And yet, some people I know never seemed worried.
Are you a worrier too?
What do you worry about?


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm sorry you worry. xoxo Su

Vicki said...

I wish I could be more sanguine and "chill" about life stuff, but, I'm not.
I worry that I worry too much.
I worry that I'm not worrying enough.
I don't think I'm as bad as I used to be when my son was much younger. But, then he goes and drives through hailstorms to get to gigs in the city on time.....
Now I worry about Jack.

But, I also have been telling myself that if I can't change "it", then there's not much point in worrying.
The news is full of things to worry about, and it's overload for the senses.
I try to avoid as much as I can, but that's not always possible.

We live in worrying times.

Cindi Myers said...

LOL! I take it that you must be like my sister, who just doesn't worry about things.
I'm working on it though!

Cindi Myers said...

Yes, you and I are much alike.
I worry about my animals.
I worry about Lily driving places in the dark.
I worry about the new sound my van makes.
I worry about a blogger friend who hasn't posted in a while.
I worry about a pain in my back or do I feel it in my face?
I worry that I could become ill.
I worry that I'm becoming a hypochondriac.
I worry that the Arsenal is so close and what if terrorists bomb it?
I worry about the lack of compassion that I read about.
I worry that I worry so much that I'm wasting precious time worrying.
I worry...that this list could go on forever...

Hartwood Roses said...

Not a worrier. When I am confronted with a situation that can cause worry, I imagine the worst possible outcome. If I can deal with that, and can have a reasonable plan in place, there's no need to worry. Think of it this way ... worrying uses up emotional and mental energy that is better used for things that you enjoy.

Cindi Myers said...

I am trying to change the way I think about things,
and to stop worrying so much.
I think that I do think of the worst possible outcome and I try to take steps that it won't happen.
But then I worry that my plan won't work!
Oh god, I need to stop this!
OK. positive energy!!!
Thank you so much for your advice.
I will really try hard to follow it!

tammy j said...

i'm a worrier!
and yet i blithely cause worry too! you'd think a worrier would know better. time gets away. and this month has just flown by!
the marine doesn't worry. he just reacts when the time is right.
i wish i were more like him.
but i'm just not.
i think it's kinda like being a morning person or a night person.
maybe it's just a natural part of our makeup.
i'm working on it!
i worry that i'll be working on it to my dying day. :)

Cindi Myers said...

LOL! Well now I can stop worrying about YOU!
I hope it IS like being a morning or night person because I used to be a total night person and now I'm a complete morning person!
There's hope for me yet!
But I do know that it probably all stems from my mom constantly warning me (and terrifying me) of all the dangers that lurked outside the door...
She made me watch over my little sister, I was completely responsible for her well being and I had to make sure she was safe and didn't get hurt or abducted or something.
So, I spent my childhood watching my sister be a daredevil and running around without a care in the world and I watched every stranger intently and worried about any possible injury on our daily adventures.
Yep, she's like your Marine. She doesn't worry but just deals with things as they happen.
and I too think I might be working on my worrying problem until my dying day.
But hey! Maybe not!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I agree with that Charlie Brown poster, so no, I'm not much of a worrier. It's like that saying 'worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It keeps you busy, but doesn't get you anywhere.'

CheerfulMonk said...

My mother was a worrier and I was too as a kid. I finally decided I wasn't going to run scared all my life and trained myself to stop. Andy helped. I asked him once if he ever worried. He said, "I'm too busy thinking about physics to have time to worry." So I found things that absorbed my interest, that I could get involved in.

As I recall, in Wayne Dyer's Your Erroneous Zones he talked about worrying about one of his kids once. He stopped obsessing by asking himself, "If you weren't so busy worrying about this, how could you do something constructive with your time." (Something like that.)

Good luck in breaking the pattern!

Cindi Myers said...

I like that rocking chair analogy!
Very true.
I will try to remember that.

Cindi Myers said...

Thanks for the advice.
I will try to do that but I think I might be a multi-tasker. LOL!
I seem to be able to be busy but still hear that voice in my head saying to worry!
But that has made me think that sometimes during moments of great stress, I have suddenly tried to run and do something unimportant.
I think back to those specific incidents and have wondered why I did that and now maybe I'm understanding. Maybe it was my sub-conscious way of trying to block it out???
Hmm. Thank you very much! I think I just had an Ah-HA moment!

Christer. said...

No normally not but I tend to delay making important decisions and then I worry a lot when I'm alomost too late :-) The not important things however are done as soon as I know I must decide something about them :-)

Have a great day!


Cindi Myers said...

I am awful about making decisions.
I usually take forever and I'm always second guessing myself.
I wish I was more decisive.
Maybe I will get better if I stop worrying!
I suppose we hesitate on big things because they can affect us for a much longer time.