Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? Didn’t you waste a lot of emotional energy on them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?
In the bible it asks. Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about it? (Matthew 6:27)
According to WebMD
- Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
- Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
- Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.
- The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices”
–Henry Ward Beecher
Solve problems It takes less energy to work to solve your problems than it does to worry about them. Focus on solving problems and not worrying about their results.
Serve Others The more we focus our thoughts and actions on serving others, the more we will find that our needs seem to be taken care of. As soon as start to worry we start thinking in terms of scarcity. If we focus on serving others, the rest will take care of itself.
Develop an attitude of gratitude. Wake up each day thankful for every blessing in your life. Simple or grand, every positive is an opportunity to embrace the abundance and opportunities of our lives.