Bury the worry in a hurry!
A friend tweeted to say that if there is a solution to your problem, then there is no need to worry. And if there is no solution, then there is no point worrying!
I thought if we take this kind of attitude, most of us will remain happy and may face no problems in life! Even otherwise, there is no point worrying instead of facing and solving a problem. ‘Worry’ makes you feel ‘sorry’. It destroys your ability to think straight. It makes you paranoid and sick.
That is why Winston Churchill used to love to tell the story of an old man on deathbed telling us not to worry because he too had a lot of worries all his life but nothing of any kind happened!
Of course, we have to see the difference between worry and concern. While the first kills us, the later makes our lives meaningful and purposeful. With the latter, we learn to take care of the less privileged. Didn’t American author Harold Stephens say that there was a great difference between worry and concern? A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem!
But I would like to add: A little and “constructive worry” may be good for you because it makes you think and work hard. But too much of worry is like the long-drawn disease that ends only after consuming you!
The solution to avoid worry is as simple as saying ‘don’t worry’. But not to worry takes some understanding of the problem that taxes your mind. Your ability to go to the root of the problem without getting swayed away enables you to convince yourself either to seek a solution or not to bother over the futility of worrying. One must be in a position to understand that while worry kills, action revives life and hope. That means the antidote to worry is action that can fizzle out your problem, and thereby worry too.
And I love to write time and again that ‘Worry’ is quiet related to ‘Sorry’. One who worries over day-to-day problems instead of solving them to one’s satisfaction, makes friendship with ‘Sorry’. And that is where one lands oneself in trouble. The need, therefore, is to understand worry in a hurry so that you can discover that ‘worry’ is your enemy and not your friend.