Doctors say we pay a great price for worrying.
It leads to anxiety that can make people become physically ill and mentally stressed.
Time to stop worry in its tracks.
Here’s my go-to formula:
- Do, don’t stew.
- Try the “magic formula” of Willis Carrier: “Ask yourself what is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve my problem”. Prepare yourself to accept the worst – if necessary. Then calmly try to improve upon the worst, which you have already mentally agreed to accept. This formula is foolproof. We just need to use it.
- Never forget that 99% of that which we worry about will never, ever happen.
There are many things that can help reduce fear and worry, but I find these three gems a way to jumpstart the process when worry begins to get out of control.
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it” — George Burns