What is the best thing you do for worry?

@cyrus123 (6364)
United States
May 1, 2009 1:32am CST
I think we all tend to worry at times. I'm probably the world's worst about it. Both of my parents were worriers and I think I get it from them. My oldest sister worries about me all the time, too. I'm glad she cares about me at least but I wish she wouldn't let me know about it because it just makes me feel worse. The bible says that it's a sin to worry and she and I both realize this. If you worry about something and it doesn't happen, you've worried in vain. If it does happen, you've had to worry twice. Worry can make you sick, especially if you worry way too much. It doesn't do any good to worry, anyway. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen. I tend to dwell on things a lot, especially if I get chewed out about something. When you're living on a low income and with the economy is as bad as it is, it's very tempting to worry. I think the best thing to do is to pray, talk to a trusted friend or family member. Try to thnk positive. Read the bible. Sometimes it doesn't do any good to talk to somebody about it. I think it depends on who you're talking to. Anyway, what are your thoughts on the subject? Kathy
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 May 09
There is a saying in Hindi: Chinta se chaturai ghate. It means that worry eats up your wisdome and you can't make wise decisions. But I ahve seen in my life that if will not be worried about one thing then I can't give 100% dedication towards that work. Sometime, we get nervous and think a lot about those things but if I will not do that I will not get the motivation to do better. So, for me worry is good to an extent!
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
I guess you have a point here. At least, when you worry, it shows that you care. A person can worry too much, though. Too much to the point that they can get sick. Like I said in my discussion, it doesn't do any good to worry anyway. One thing I forgot to mention is to think positive. Of course, I realize we have to be realistic, too. Happy mylotting! Kathy.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
I was just reading over my discussion a few minutes ago and I noticed that I did mention to think positive. We all make mistakes and typos, don't we? I didn't mean to repeat myself. I think another remedy for worry is keeping busy. Also, worry shows a lack of faith in God. I hope you are doing well. Kathy.
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@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
1 May 09
your doing right by thinking positive i personally think thats the best thing you can do.just remember tomorrows a new day and you just never know what it will bring.it could very well change your life dramatically.also i tell myself if there is nothing i can do to change it at that very moment in time i dont dwell on it.hope that helps.
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
Hello punlonnjack. Thank you for responding. Yes, this does help. There is a song we sometimes sing in church called "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow". The first verse says: I don't know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day. I don't borrow from it's sunshine, for its skies may turn to gray. I don't worry o'er the future, for I know what Jesus said; and today I'll walk beside him, for he knows what is ahead. Chorus: Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand; But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand. Another verse says: I don't know about tomorrow, it may bring me poverty; But the one who feeds the sparrow, is the one who stands by me. And the path that be my portion may be through the flame or flood, but his presence goes before me, and I'm covered with his blood. Then, the chorus. Your response made me think of this song. Another remedy for worry that I forgot to mention in my discussion is keeping busy. Worry also shows a lack of faith in God. Happy mylotting! Kathy.
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• United States
3 May 09
thanks for best response and it sounds like a great song but i havnt heard of it before.God bless take care.
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@besthope44 (12135)
• India
6 Oct 10
Well crying is best way to come out of anxiety and its never shameful. Tears are best doctors for releaving the pressure on mind and heart.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
7 Oct 10
I don't think it's shameful to cry, either. I used to think it was a sign of weakness but I don't feel that way any more. I think it's a good emtional release.
@akifu622 (102)
• China
30 May 09
Is reading the bible truly help,even to a irreligious person?
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
31 May 09
I think it would be. It might change your mind about a lot of things. It might open some new doors, if you know what I mean. Kathy.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
3 May 09
I worry over things I know it is nothing I can do anything about. always have.I don't know how not to .I don't have anything to worry about most of the time if you just think things out,it will work out the way they are surpose to.But at the time I can't convence myself that, and when it is over I think it was so silly to worry about it.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
3 May 09
I worry about things like this, too, sometimes. I guess the best thing to do is pray about it. But, like you said, if you think things out, they will work out the way they're supposed to. Like I said when I started this discussion, if you worry about something and it doesn't happen, it's futile. If it does happen, you've had to worry twice. Have a good night. Kathy.
• United States
2 May 09
I think the best thing you can do to combat anxiety and worry is to distract yourself. I know some people say that you shouldn't because it can make things worse, but I've noticed personally, that when I'm bored and not active, my mind wanders. When my mind wanders, I start to think about all sorts of strange things happening and then it just morphs into a huge, worrying problem that can take a long time for me to sort out. If I'm busy and distracted, I don't think about things.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
This is a very good point I forgot to mention when I started this discussion. Being busy does help. Another thing I forgot to mention is that worry shows a lack of faith in God. I still think it's human to worry, though. One of the things I tend to worry about these days is money. I'm living on SSI and my family is helping me at the same time. They're not going to help me forever and I'm trying to find something I can do online to help me make ends meet. Just about everything I've run into is a scam. I haven't given up hope, though. Happy mylotting!Kathy.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
2 May 09
Hey Kathy! I am afraid that I am the same way! I tend to worry all the time! It takes up most of my time too! I worry about everything! I have a therapist and she says that I worry too much about things that don't even happen most of the time and she is right, but I still can't stop myself from worrying! I do talk to some friends, but it doesn't seem to help much! I still end up worried anyway! Right now I have so many things on my mind! Most of the things I worry about have to do with money! I need to find a way to make money and I don't know what I am going to do. I just got on SSI and I am not getting anywhere near enough money to pay my bills. The amount I am getting just barely pays my rent! I don't know what I am going to do and it is making me sick! I do pray, but it still doesn't help me from worrying!
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
I know just what you mean. I worry about money a lot, myself. I'm trying my best to find a way to make money online so I can make ends meet. Most of what I have found are scams but I'm hoping I will be able to find something. I just try to think positive, like I said. Sometimes it's hard, though. I pray all the time and I talk to people. I think worry is just part of being human. One remedy for worry that I forgot to mention when I started this discussion is keeping busy. Worry is also a lack of faith in God. Hope things work out better for you. Kathy.
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@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
1 May 09
hello cyrus. i saw a beautiful quote that goes like this: be too big for worry and too noble for anger. so as much as possible. i really avoid worrying as it will also make me look old and i don't want that. but sometimes there are really some things that happen that you can't help but worry.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 May 09
This is very true! We sometimes worry about the possibility of something bad happening because we don't want it to happen. We also wonder what we can do to prevent it from happening if we can. If we can't, there's no use to worry about it. Sometimes we can't help it, though, like you said. One thing I forgot to mention when I started this discussion is that worry shows a lack of faith in God. I also think keeping busy is a good remedy for worry. Happy mylotting! Kathy.
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