It’s okay to think about something. It’s okay to meditate to find the right answer. It’s even alright to plan time in your schedule to sit down with a pen and paper, write out pros and cons and figure things out.
Worrying, however, is a waste.
There’s no point in worrying about anything. You can either do something about it or you can’t. But worrying doesn’t help you do that.
It’s either within your control or not. Thinking and problem-solving help. Worrying does not.
Worrying just sets you up for additional stress, anguish and pain. It occupies your mind when you could be doing something better. It plummets your mood as you review worst-case-scenario after worst-case-scenario.
And you know the worst part about it all? You’re thinking about something that hasn’t even happened yet. So not only are you wasting your time worrying about something in the future – you are also worrying about something that may not even happen.
Figure out your problems – yes.
But don’t worry about them.