Life as a worrywart

Do you worry more about the unknown, not having information or do you worry more once you have all the facts and it’s not good news?

40 thoughts on “Life as a worrywart

  1. I agree with LA. I can blow things completely out of proportion before really knowing facts. I’m not a patient person anyway and then I pile worry on and start overthinking things. It certainly makes life more complicated.

  2. I’m so sorry about all that’s in front of you right now. The ‘care and keeping’ of you is oh-so important. I’m glad to hear you’re sticking to a routine of what works well – swim, pray, walk. I find I need my routine more than ever when life spins out of control. The structure keeps me calmer than I would otherwise be…I can get swept into catastrophic thinking so quickly that I forget to be in the moment and love, love, love the ones who mean the most. Forget ‘one day’ at a time. When I’m feeling the weight of stuff I can’t control I break my day into smaller chunks…morning, afternoon, evening. Sometimes even an hour at a time.
    Sending you strength this morning. 💕

  3. I’m sorry Elizabeth that you’re going through hard times my friend.
    Personally, I liked to know the good or bad news first before I start to worry. Worrying never has helped me and logically there are fifty-fifty chances of it being good news too. So I wait. When I know, I deal with it in an appropriate way.

  4. Sounds like life has thrown some worrisome things your way. Hoping for you that all comes out well. Big hugs!

    I would not consider myself a worrier under normal circumstances. I’m naturally optimistic. But when I do worry, it tends to be about possible health issues. Then I stop, because I figure the stress of worry will just make anything worse.

  5. The waiting for the bad thing is the hardest part. I try to deal with it in advance, but I really can’t . But then I also struggle to process it after the fact. I realized that I still haven’t fully grieved the loss of my running life. It meant a lot to me and I had to give it up.

  6. Oh, I feel you, Elizabeth. Swim, pray, walk is a good combo. I have a mantra that is my go-to when it gets bad, “faith over fear.” It doesn’t solve everything but it reminds me that I can only do what’s in front of me and then I have to turn over everything that’s above my pay grade to God. Sending big prayers for Buff!!

  7. Meditation is hard, but it’s the best way to deal with worry and anxiety. When I get in these states I also journal my feelings asking myself all sorts of questions which make me realize that I produce my own worry and anxiety. It takes practice to quickly calm ourselves. You’ve been going through a lot, but then you have to be grateful that you’ve also had a lot of vacations, time away. Life is a mixture of good and challenges.

  8. I’m so sorry you have so much to worry about. I think that is the reality of the world we live in. I used to worry a lot more. I was going to outline my thoughts about it, but it might get long for this comment. I’ll make myself a note to blog about it soon. I’ll be praying for you to have that deep-seeded peace that comes from knowing that God is on the throne, always caring for His own. We don’t understand all of His methods, but we know He is Good. And He is Love. And hard times build character and, once through them, make our faith stronger. Each hardship gets easier as our trust in Him grows.

    • Thank you. I will look forward to reading your post. I have had several other worries crop up in addition to the big ones. I feel like things are out of control, but then I realize I need to pray and I calm down.

      • Have you heard the song “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart”? There is a verse that says “I’ve got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart”. It is that peace, the one that we can’t understand because it comes when our worlds are imploding, that we know is from Him. But we have to let go of our desire to control what happens – to us and the people we love- to feel it. That is a tough thing, but so so worth it!
        Philippians 4:7 “ And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  9. I try my best not to worry at all, but instead would rather envision a positive outcome. If nothing else, it helps to save my sanity, and more often than not, a positive outcome is the result. I wish you peace of mind, relaxation and joy in that glorious back yard! 🙏

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