Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

Worrying

I’ve noticed that the words ‘what if’ start the beginning of many a negative sentence to leave my mouth. And if the words don’t actually leave my mouth, they’re there, bouncing around in my head, making it hard to concentrate on any other, more pleasant thoughts…

What if…I can’t finish that project I’ve been given.

What if…I’m not really up to the job in hand.

What if…Teen Angel doesn’t pass her exams.

What if…My kidults can never afford to buy their own properties.

What if…I get lost on my way to the meeting?

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What if…what if…what if…!

It’s so annoying! So, I’m doing my best to stop negative thoughts in their track and replace them with positive ones and look at outcomes that are more favourable than the doom and gloom that always seems to park its ugly butt at the end of my ‘what if’ sentences.

There’s one quote that always helps pull me out of the clasp of mindless worry and it’s this…

Worrying is stupid.
It’s like walking around with and umbrella
waiting for it to rain.

Ok, so I know it’s January and walking around with an umbrella may be quite a sensible thing to do at the moment. But, metaphorically speaking – don’t you think it’s a good quote? I do.

Next time you start to worry about something. Stop and think about it. Do you really need the ‘umbrella’ up because that ‘rain’ you’re worrying about, probably isn’t going to fall.

It’s easy to get caught up in the turmoil of worries and ‘what ifs’ isn’t it? I’d love to know what tricks and tips you’ve got for keeping the cloud of negativity away!  

 

 

 

Cuddle Fairy

8 Comments

  1. I think I’m very much like this (well without the umbrella because you know #Malta) and it sort of puts me in mind of my last #candidcuddles vlog before Christmas about what fear stands for. I wonder at what age we become like this?! So I don’t have any tips but you might want to watch that vlog ha ha. Thanks so much for joining us. Thrilled!

    • Thank you for commenting ☺ I think we get worse when we have our kids. We can’t control everything that happens to them in life and as natural, fierce protectors, it’s hard for us to deal with. But, they have to live their lives with freedom and with that comes Mummy worries! 🙂 Glad I found your blog and #CandidCuddles xx

  2. I think when it comes to kids it’s hard not to worry. But I totally agree with you, we can’t control the future – so why worry about it? Focus on each day & making it the best & most positive day we can. I think the umbrella quote sums up your point perfectly! I’m so glad you could join us for #candidcuddles & hope you can pop back again sometime soon! x

    • Hi Becky. You are spot on. Thank you for your comment…it’s a shame we need an ‘actual’ umbrella at the moment isn’t it? Have a fab week and I will definitely be popping back to #candidcuddles 🙂

  3. madelinelittlejohns

    I love that quote, and it really does put into perspective how pointless it can be to just worry all the time. It reminds me of another quote I love, that goes something like “I’d rather have a life of oh wells, than a life of what ifs”. x #CandidCuddles

    • Hi Madeline – thank you for your comment! Love your quote…another one to add to my positives!! Thank you so much xx #CandidCuddles

  4. vanityandmeblog

    I’m a born stress head, always worrying about something! The quote is a great mantra, I will have to keep reminding myself of this one! X
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Oh yeah, me too! Every now and then, through the sea of so-so inspirational quotes, one comes along that really resonates – and this one certainly does with me. I hope it helps calm down your worries too! Thanks for popping by to Glowology and hope 2017 is happy and successful for you! Lots of hugs, Lisa xx

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