Do I look worried?

 
Disregard the furrow of my brow and fidgeting hands. Apart from that, do I look worried to you?
 
If you say no, you’re lying. And I love you for it.
 
I’ve talked before about worry and how “Karl” is riding me like a banana crazed gorilla. We all worry, but some of us take it a little farther. Further? I never know which to use, but I’m not going to worry about it.
 
I don’t sweat the little things like that. I focus my worry on the things I have little control over. Like death, loss, monumental screw ups caused accidentally by me. Normal things like that.
So what am I doing now to do to stop worrying so much?

I’m TAKING ACTION! 

You fellow control freaks know what I’m talking about. We like to be in the driver’s seat. It’s not that we’re bossy, it’s just that you do it wrong. What?

I may not be able to control the outcome of every situation, but if I simply DO the things that are actually within my power and leave the rest to fate, I feel much more in control and liberated from worry.

For example:

Worry: My son being teased at school about his sister being different.

Action: Talk it out with him, discuss potential scenarios and how to handle them, give him the tools to share his message (video) about his sister’s Chromosome Deletion.

Worry: Missing a deadline.
Action: Revamp my schedule and calendar alert system and PRIORITIZE.

Worry: Health concerns (mine and family members).
Action: Discuss details with my doctor and book necessary appointments to make sure we’re as up-to-date as proactively possible.

The Huffington Post published this article called: 9 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Stop Worrying Nothing we don’t already know, but worth a read.

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