I shared in an earlier blog I am currently listening to Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. Story after story in the book show how people successfully (or unsuccessfully) deal with worry in their lives.
One of the tips Carnegie suggests is to get too busy to worry. This has helped me the past couple weeks as I am dealing with some relational issues that I currently can’t do anything about except “let go and let God”. I found I could easily get consumed with worrying about this situation, but the worry did not help the situation at all. It probably made it worse as I tried anything I could think of to make the relationship better.
So, I have followed Mr. Carnegie’s long standing advice and have filled my time up as much as possible. It has helped! When I’m with others, or focused on a work project, or working out listening to an audio book, I don’t have time to worry. When I do have time where I could start worrying again, I try to think about only things I can do something about rather than these issues in my life that are at an impasse. There’s no point in worrying. Get busy.
Questions for Reflection:
Is there something you could be doing which would eliminate some of the time you have for worry in your life?