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Worrying was something I used to be very good at.  I am still good at worrying about things, small things, the attention to detail – all of which is needed to run a business successfully.  I try not to worry so much about the big things anymore and my main reason for that is one cannot always control them and however horrendous they sometimes seem right now, in 5 to 10 years they just never look so big.  That is probably because in life, in 5 to 10 years’ time you will be faced with a bigger challenge which you may well feel is worse than the current challenge.  It may just be that time heals all wounds and one gets over things, but another part of me never wants to tempt fate and say “things can’t get worse” or have that sort of attitude.  It doesn’t help, it makes things worse and one simply has to deal with what is in front of you and get through it.  

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Luchell  said:
on Tuesday 01-Jun-21 08:34 AM
There is no use in worrying about anything that we cannot control or change.

Lourien  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 04:05 PM
Strange how we always worry about the wrong things that should not be taking up your time. There will always be something else. Take it easy.

Lourien  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 04:05 PM
Strange how we always worry about the wrong things that should not be taking up your time. There will always be something else. Take it easy.

david  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 10:05 AM
i should worry more, but to be honest, i cannot be bothered.

Nicolle  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 09:08 AM
Quite true! Worrying certainly has its uses, such as trying to manage potential problems, but, you are right, one cannot control everything.

Sune  said:
on Wednesday 26-May-21 08:58 AM
There is no use in worrying about stuff that we cannot control. The best we can do is try our best and get through every given situation. Everything works out eventually.

Nikita  said:
on Wednesday 12-May-21 08:45 AM
I always try to remember to leave todays troubles in today and not carry them through to tomorrow. One foot in front of the other and tackle one worry at a time.

Patrick Sedutla  said:
on Thursday 06-May-21 03:55 PM
As they say worry about the cents , the hundrets and thousands will take care of the themselves. It is a simple principle in life that get the foundation right and work on maintaining what comes on top of it. All will work out.

Daniella  said:
on Monday 03-May-21 10:31 AM
I Live by the motto if it's out of my control - it is out of my mind. There should be no reason why I should sacrifice my peace for something that is quite literally out of my control. What is meant to be will be.

sandra  said:
on Monday 03-May-21 07:12 AM
When you mix anxiety with worrying it is a recipe for disaster. The challenges we face right now is backed by worries in every aspect. However, life shows you that worrying or not... there will be a sunrise the next day and a brand new day will commence.

brumilde  said:
on Thursday 29-Apr-21 02:10 PM
Very wise words, and makes on think, the issue that you have today may seem big but once its over you may look back and think, "oh that wasnt bad". Always look at what you have been through, we are stronger than we know

sarah  said:
on Wednesday 28-Apr-21 09:26 AM
I am the persona that over thinks everything and then gets myself so worked up, but i learned that cool minds pervail at the end. So i try not to over think of things that is out of my control.

Zindy Kruger  said:
on Wednesday 28-Apr-21 08:56 AM
I have tried not to over think things but my mind just runs away with me and every scenario that could happen. Being a parent more now than ever. Always worrying about things but I do try stay positive as much a possible.

Sinead  said:
on Friday 23-Apr-21 04:11 PM
I can't tell you how relevant this is to me. I also feel like I worry about things which I have no control over way too much...
Although in recent days, I'm trying to change my mind set as I believe things will always get better :)

Claudia B  said:
on Friday 23-Apr-21 09:33 AM
This is very well said, so true. You definitely need to be positive to get through things that's a bit hard in life.

Bianca Taljaard  said:
on Thursday 22-Apr-21 08:25 AM
Well said....leaving stuff just makes it worse, tackle it head on and get over it.

fikile  said:
on Friday 16-Apr-21 02:58 PM
I use to be worry free until I had a child and had to get a job and then that was when the warries started to be a big deal in my life, because now I have to stop and think how am getting to working and every time I leave it's my son am worried about, how is he getting to school, is he walking with other kids or is he on his own. For me it doesn't matter if it's big or small I still worry

Lauren  said:
on Tuesday 13-Apr-21 11:02 AM
Excellent advice at a time when it is much needed. It is important to have a positive attitude if you're going to get through any challenge.

melandre  said:
on Monday 12-Apr-21 02:23 PM
There is absolutely no point in worrying over things we cannot control, not only is it bad for our health but it doesn't change anything. Best we can do is be conscious in the moment and not allow ourselves to stress over the pointless.

Nicolene Rich  said:
on Monday 12-Apr-21 01:58 PM
Oh wow! I am very good at this. I worry and stress all day every day, even though I know it will be sorted out and we might face bigger challenges in future. I know it doesn't help to worry about things as it will make things worse, but yet it comes naturally.

Megan  said:
on Friday 09-Apr-21 09:24 AM
I think its very easy to overthink and get lost in our worries that we can't see the bigger picture or the light at the end of the tunnel, in that moment. But I agree eventually everything sorts itself out.

Kayla  said:
on Wednesday 07-Apr-21 02:07 PM
Its normal to worry and to get anxious about the challenges you might face. But like a video I saw the other day, Life is always going to hit you, and its going to hit you hard. But at the end of the day, it goes about despite how hard life hits you, that you get back up and you continue forward, you never give up.

Michelle D  said:
on Wednesday 07-Apr-21 12:06 PM
I am not religious in any sense of the word, but I remember the preamble of a prayer from school - grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Although I don't ever ask for someone to grant me serenity, courage or wisdom, I do try and exercise these when obstacles in life arise. It helps me not to worry about every single issue I face.

Michelle B  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 05:23 PM
It might be hard at times, but there is really no use in worrying about things you cannot control or change.

Ziyanda  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 04:46 PM
I agree with Henrietta, we all worry about something it might be daily or once a week or month and it might be something big or small. But I think what gets you through it all is those pep talks we have with ourselves because although we worry we are always hoping that things work out in the end.

Franzelle  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 02:49 PM
Worry is my second name. There is not a day that goes by that I don't worry or stress about thing.

Melissa  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 02:38 PM
There is not a day that goes by that I don't worry or stress about things. I think it's the way you handle your stress that can benefit you or make you sicker. We just have to cope with it a find a solution of how to control it

Prishani  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 01:56 PM
This blog came at the right time for me! I always worry and stress, its really hard for me not to. I overthink things way too much sometimes. I guess we have to learn to deal with it and try and be positive.

Roxanne Rautenbach  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 12:39 PM
I tend to worry about everything, even though i say I'm not going to worry about it, it always tends to bug me and end up worrying about everything.

Helen  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 10:44 AM
We all worry from time to time, I am very good at worrying too!
But to worry all the time, about everything and everyone - eventually this stress will start getting in the way of our normal work or home life.
It will take a toll on our health and might be linked to an anxiety disorder, where therapy, drugs, and other strategies would help.
Not easy to say but better try and control it yourself - deal with it!

Danielle  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 10:37 AM
Worrying is part of our daily lives some people control it better than other but as a parent I worry all the time. I try to work through my worries as best as I can and all works out at the end.

Victoria  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 10:35 AM
A quote that I have always loved is "Worrying doesn't take away tomorrows troubles, it takes away todays peace." Worrying can cause a lot of anxiety which could lead to a lot of other health problems in the future. Most of the things we worry about sort themselves out eventually, it's just a matter of time.

Alexis  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 10:23 AM
Worrying causes stress and there is enough stress in this world. One needs to step back for a minute and look at things and do their best to try and cope and deal with it as best they can. It is not always easy, but all one can do is try.

In this day and age, it is causing more illness, anxiety and in the end will end up hurting you more than you can imagine.

Henrietta  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 10:12 AM
I think every person is good at worrying, Some worse than others. I try not to worry about something that's out of my control, nothing I can do but give myself headaches. I have my daily / monthly worry but its now part of me even though everything works out well in the end. I don't think I can never not worry, but I don't stress myself into a coma about the worry.

Angelique Jurgens  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 09:18 AM
I think many of us are little "worriers" which obviously causes alot of stress and anxiety. As Bob Marley sang "don't worry about a thing, because every little thing is going to be alright". We need to learn to accept the things we cannot change and have courage to change the things we can.

Jessica  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 09:08 AM
I have to agree and start learning this. I worry way too much. But then again I worry about my children and I don't think that could ever change.

Bianca Niemann   said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 09:01 AM
Worrying about something that you have absolutely no control over is one of the most exhausting things. I try to focus on things I do have control over and let the rest take its course.

Ashleigh De Villiers  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 09:01 AM
I am also very good at worrying too. It causes nothing but anxiety issues and makes one feel ill sometimes. I try remind myself now everyday to handle things as they come and stop expecting the worst.

Clare  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 09:00 AM
Worry is my middle name, I worry about everything and I guess when you become a parent it becomes even worse because now you not only looking after yourself you have to look after you family so worry is my daily living. But we get through it and we handle it so it always works out in the end, and if it does not work out then i just go "what can you do, life happens."

Marchinique  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 08:45 AM
I think it depends on what you worry about, because some things aren't worth stressing or even thinking about - especially when you are a overthinker, this may be very hard.

Chante  said:
on Tuesday 06-Apr-21 08:43 AM
I personally am a control freak, which makes worrying about little things much worse and I stress even more than usual. But I agree, worrying too much could truly have a negative impact on your life as stressing about the smaller details could just make it worse.


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