December 15, 2017

How to worry less, and enjoy the moment more …

How to worry less, and enjoy the moment more …Our worries often seem so real it’s as if they have happened already.

The client has cancelled.

The kid got hurt.

The car broke down.

You missed the park.

The money ran out.

The boss shouted.

The anxiety we feel about these things as we sit watching the children play on the swings, or in a tense boardroom, or on the way to our destination in town, we can feel as anxious as if these things are already real. It feels bad. We feel worried and anxious. And how many times does the thing we have worried about Not happen? All. THE. TIME. A huge amount of stress for nothing.

Here’s the thing. When you get on a plane to a sunny tropical destination do you know how the plane stays up in the air? Like really? Hats off if you have a first in aeronautical engineering but I am willing to bet 99% of us don’t really. Could you actually explain it? Nah! No, you just know it does, and that’s more than good enough. You trust in the process. You can’t see it, or define it, but you know it’s all happening and the plane is going to make it to Club Tropicana. Or how about when you get home from work and flick the telly on. Do you know how the electricity works? Like, really? Could you actually explain it? No, you just know it does, and that’s more than good enough. You trust in the process. You can’t see it, or define it, but you know it’s all happening. And it does.

[Read the full article here at www.louisethompson.com]

 

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