If you're anything like me, when times get tough (which they are for a lot of people right now) sometimes it's hard not to let your mind get caught up in worry.
I'm not suggesting that there's any value in ignoring your problems, but I do think that an unscientific estimate is that about 80% of the time we spend worrying does us no real good.
Noted author Allia Nolan Zobel shares some thoughts in an article for Beliefnet.com on "10 Ways You Can Stop Worrying."
Here is a bit more wisdom from various great minds on the subject of worry from quotegarden.com.
"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it." ~Mark Twain
"Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday." ~Author Unknown
"Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." ~Benjamin Franklin
"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep." ~Dale Carnegie
"People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross." ~Author Unknown
"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere." ~Glenn Turner
"Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face." ~Nelson DeMille
"Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." ~Swedish Proverb
And, finally, if your mind absolutely needs to occupy itself with something silly, try giving it this: a bit of wisdom disguised as silliness.
Bobby Mc Ferrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
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