Thursday, 8 January 2015

Worry Not


A born worrier or a born warrior?  See, I am changing how I perceive things already.  About 27 years ago I went to see a medical herbalist regarding concerns about my upcoming wedding.  She asked me if I was worried about known or unknown things to which my reply was 'both'.  She went on to ask me if worrying about things would change anything and if not, then why worry?  True, but easier said than done. The types of things I have worried about have been;
  • impending doom
  • fear of vomiting
  • being out of control
  • public speaking
  • panic attacks
  • illness
  • public humiliation
  • inability to control my tears
  • rejection
I could go on and on but you get the idea.   Anyway, this is a good news story!  For a few months now I have been gradually changing the way I handle my thoughts and situations.  I am learning to 'under react' to things rather than escalate them out of proportion.  I have been helped by the book pictured above.  Although a lot of what is written is common sense, it has been good to have a reminder and a reference point for when my emotions get out of hand.  Now I have put the worrying to one side, I need to find time to get on with creative pursuits and no book on time management has been able to help so far!  I guess I just need to get on and DO IT!!!

6 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely positive post Simone and yes get on with all things crafty! :)
V x

Gillian said...

That is great news!! Can't wait to see what you create now.

Toffeeapple said...

That's the way to go - put on a positive face and get out and do it. We'll back you all the way.

Rosie said...

What a positive post, Simone - craft more, worry less - an inspiring start to the year:)

Anne Butera said...

So glad you've been able to let go and stop worrying about things. Sounds like 2015 is off to a wonderful start. Yes to just getting on and DOing it. :)

Lisa said...

A wonderfully inspiring post. Good luck with all the crafting.
Lisa x