Why Do You Worry All the Time?
Wait to Worry is the advice Steven Petrow dispenses in his article in the Washington Post on May 27, 2014. Mr. Petrow references his father and himself as worriers who thought too much about the “What ifs” of the future. However, Mr. Petrow decided to break his habit of overindulging in worry. He replaced it with some guided meditation which he practiced for 10 minutes three times a day. He said after a few weeks of this he was able to regain “a sense of self-mastery, and with it a certain peace. I grew less afraid of the what-ifs and stopped dwelling on them-and started to enjoy the right-now again.” Mr. Petrow said he adopted the mantra “Wait to Worry.”
It is a well known fact that people who stay focused on the present are happier than those who ruminate about the past, or worry about the future. Enjoy yourself today!
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