Worrying and stressing about things that have happened or could happen is a major cause of unhappiness in our lives.
Below is a list of 10 things that we should stop worrying about so that we will be a lot happier.
1) What someone said
Did somebody just say something that got on your nerves? Whether it is an insult, a subtle put down or sarcasm, stop rerunning it over and over in your head. Don’t take it personally, it may not even be about you.
2) The stresses of work
Go to work. Do what you have to do, but when you clock off, leave work at work. It’s time to enjoy your day. Stop thinking about work and focus on your own life.
3) Something bad that happened in the past
I know this is “easier said than done”, but it’s true, we need to let go of the past and start focusing on the present. If you think about it, the past does not exist anymore and thinking about it would never produce anything worthwhile for you or your life. So do what it takes to let it go.
4) The future
Speaking of time, we shouldn’t waste too many thoughts worrying about the future. Plan ahead, take action and the future will take care of itself.
5) Angry and destructive scenarios
Picture this: Somebody treats you unfairly and angers you deeply. You then spend precious time thinking up scenarios of how you’re going to exact revenge. But all of that is useless. It’s tiring and it can hurt. I know as I have had to deal with anger issues before myself. Don’t waste your time with such angry thoughts. Take solace in the fact instead that you’re capable enough to let it go. That’s how real happiness comes.
Money is important, but think about this: Money will never make you happy, it will only make you more of who you already are. Whatever stage you are now in your life, ask yourself, will it ever be enough? Work hard. Do what it takes, But realize there’s more to life than worrying about money. Focus on the person you need to be to make the money.
7) The bad news you read this morning
As far as I’m concerned, the majority of news in our papers or social media feeds is plain negative. It may have caught your attention, but why let it ruin your day?
What happens in the world isn’t your fault. Just because something bad happened out there doesn’t mean it needs to make you become like them. So do what you can to always help others and make this world a better place.
8) That embarrassing thing you did
Well it may have been pretty embarrassing at the time! Just laugh it off. Nobody has an agenda that’s based off your life. They probably forgot it about it a lot quicker than you think.
9) Your supposed bad luck
You know, things like getting a parking ticket not once, but twice! And then you scream, “Why does this happen to me?!” as if you want to challenge the universe. Let’s not go too deep and talk about karma, cosmic forces or even the law of attraction. These things just happen! So forget about it!
10) When your big “break” will come
We all struggle at certain points in our lives, and then we wonder when our big, milestone will arrive be it in the form of a promotion at work or perhaps being discovered by a talent scout. But thinking about it is useless. We ought to simply focus on the task at hand and keep working hard, every, single day! Besides, a big break doesn’t solve all your problems. We all face challenges throughout our lives. So just work hard and don’t give up.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
Until next time, I am John W. Newman and always remember…
Dream It… Believe It… Then Achieve It!