Worry less and you'll be much happier in life. It sounds like common sense but countless people are perpetually miserable because they spend their time obsessing about things that really don't lead in a positive direction.
Here's what you gain by worrying:
- Higher blood pressure.
- Increased stress.
- More anxiety.
- Feeling overwhelmed.
- Less happiness.
Here's what you enjoy when you worry less:
- Lower blood pressure.
- Less stress.
- Reduced anxiety.
- Confidence that you can handle things.
- Greater happiness.
The key to being happy in life is to look at things in context, not get upset over every event that comes your way, and find a balance point where you're aware of what's going on but not obsessing about it. Try taking one thing you worry about and devising some way to interrupt it; you can do something physical or think about a pleasant image, for example. The idea is to shift your thinking over time by replacing the worry with more positive thoughts. It takes some practice, but you'll get better at it over time.