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Do you worry about things that COULD/MIGHT happen in everyday life?

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All the time. I'm a natural worrier and things fester in my mind. I can't help it.

I keep trying to remind myself of this quote by A.A. Milne though:

Piglet: Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?
Pooh: Supposing it didn't.
Wish I was as clever as Pooh :(
by Rice
Me too. For a bear of very little brain, he's a genius. Have you read The Tao of Pooh?
Yes! Oh, I love it. It's delightful, isn't it?! Hmmm . . . wonder where it is now .. must search my cupboards.
by Rice
I have both 'The Tao of Pooh' and 'The Te of Piglet',both of which I adore!!! They are now actually available in a combined volume! A.A.Milne was such an amazing man and many of his other books are wonderful too,though no one seems to know many of them!!! 'Once On A Time' which is illustrated by the art nouveau illustrator Charles Robinson,is a fairy tale for adults more than children,and a real delight! As Milne says in his introduction,'it is a book that you will either like,or not like' !!! he makes no excuses for it at all, I personally LOVE the book!!
by Jules
That's the version I have; I found it in a charity shop. It is excellent. Wish I could stick by it though.
No, because it's a total waste of energy.

Whatever's going to happen will, be it for good, or bad.

I just deal with circumstances when they ACTUALLY do happen.
Only then can one make an informed decision as to what to do.
I sure do!
A friend told me to use the "tapping" method which is tap the side of the cheek every time you start worrying about something that COULD or COULD NOT happen!

It worked slightly as it took my mind off it for a bit, but there were/are some fears that I continue doing this about and they are mainly about my animals.

When I was in the country I used to have to rush home from Perth as I had all the llamas, geese, ducks and dogs, and it was a bad snake area so suddenly I would panic, and have to rush home.
Also was scared of bushfires going through while I was away.
by Finy
I actually have found the worrying about things we cannot change is a huge waste of energy and it only makes us feels so much worse. If we have taken precautions against the events which we feel very strongly about,then this is all we can realistically can do. Also,when I am having medical tests done,I do not worry about what the results MIGHT be, but Instead, I wait till I actually know what they ARE!! Worry and stress can make us very ill indeed,and why should I make things worse than they have to be!! Think Positive,and smile!!! This is how I get through my days!!!!!
by Jules
I used to be like this. I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, usually about things that could happen, but maybe never will happen. I got some help, and I am pretty carefree these days. I try not to let much bother me, certainly things that I can't change. You really have to measure how likely these worries are to happen. Is it certain, probable, possible or unlikely? Why worry about things that may never happen? Enjoy life in the here and now, and worry about it IF it happens. Worrying about things before they happen is the definition of anxiety. If I ever do get anxious again, I have learnt techniques to prevent it snowballing and becoming unmanageable. Anxiety is the bane of the perfectionist.

We live in a fearful world, we hear on the news the most awful things, and even then I think you can just know inside, that all is not well.

Too many crazy people, too many hidden issues, I worry and I know a lot of people feel the same way.

Years ago, we had a little more peace.
Yes. I have long conversations with myself about not being so stupid. Oddly, I am finding that the older I get, the less energy I give to anxiety . . .I just can't be bothered. If Piglet's tree falls on me . . . so be it.
by Rice
This really IS a far better and healthier way to life our lives!!! Another of Pooh's little wonders is 'Funny things:Accidents... They never happen till they happen!'
I have all the Pooh classics on my bookshelves and I often get them out even now as an adult!! Maybe, having been raised on these stories and poems,my attitude has been made so much more realistically inclined! Aaaah! it's time to hum a happy little Hum and enjoy some 'elevenses' an hour early!!!
by Jules
One can never beat a good Pooh. Homily, I mean ;-)
by Rice
i try not to, i try not to worry about anything. it just makes you feel bad

When I was first married and my husband left me for his mother, I used to worry about how I was going to survive with a child and mortgage to manage. It was always a case of "what iffs" and in the end a friend told me I could change my life by being positive because what was going to hapoen, would happen, so deal with it IF and when it comes.
Oh! helga......he went back to his Mother?
That sure takes a different slant on 'another woman'!
How absolutely dreadful for you, & a situation very difficult with which to deal.
Hope all's much better now for you, & your child.
by donjo
Hi donjo. Yes, things worked out well and people found it hard to believe mummy was the other person in his life. However fate has a way of dealing with things and he suffered a brain haemorrage so in the end I was the one who found happiness with someone else and had 2 more wonderful children to him and now have 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2-3/4 great grandchildren. Life couldn't be better.
by helga
No,I am not,and have never really been a worry wart!!! It is far healthier to live this way,I can assure you!!! There are so many things which we can have NO control over,and I have got a mind much like Pooh in so many situations!!! I am definitely a 'Half Cup FULL' kind of person!!!!
Sadly -YES!
Always have but then that is my nature bred into me through my work.
I try not to worry but being a mother you always worry about your children and also when I nursed my mum I watched her go down hill. I cried and worried every night when she slept. I didn't want her to go. I truly think it's natural to worry about those you love
I wouldn't say I worry but I'm certainly mindful of the things that could happen. So I'm very careful in making small or big decisions.
Yes. I have a terrible propensity for worrying. Sometimes my thoughts get away from me...I try to come back to: Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
by Vee
Yes, I do like this question, I'm worry?
I wouldnt call it worry. I do think about things that could happen either for the good or for the bad .
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