Shlog 9: " Worry Wart"

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Today I have not been bothered by that "worry wart" fellow who sits on my shoulder and whispers nonsense to me. Some days I wonder if there will ever be a time that you don't worry about something. It tends to be a problem for me some days. My DH calls me a "worry wart".

The "worry wart" fellow has been known to cause sleepless nights, restless nights, short-temperedness (is that a word?), improper eating habits, pacing, day dreaming, and argumentative behavior just to name a few things!

For example, does a parent ever stop worrying about their children? I find myself, as I have aged, less equipped to handle the job of worrying. Worrying can cause me to be on edge. Lately the "worry wart" fellow makes me wonder if I am able to maintain my weight loss or not? I have been on edge about it this week. I feel it is causing me to want to eat too many bad things. I have been staying within my calorie range and exercising everyday, but I am still worrying.

I need to come up with a way to ease my fears and be less anxious. I could use some suggestions on how to go about doing that. Is my confidence slipping? I still feel like I am determined in my quest to be healthy, but fear that my worrying will make me slip up.

Well, those are my thoughts for today. One new goal I have set for myself is to work on writing more Shlogs! This is it for today. Enjoy your Sunday tomorrow everyone!

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    You might want to ask yourself "what is the worst that can happen if . . . " and when you find the answer then you might decide that it's not worth worrying about. Are you striving towards perfection? Does it matter what people think? Try to make a concerted effort to focus on what matters most. When worrying results in insomnia which can contribute to your short-temperedness, then it sounds a bit more serious. Maybe you can try meditation or yoga or even seek professional help. It seems like a heavy burden to carry and I'm praying that you will find relief in due course.
    3944 days ago
  • JANENE413
    My mom used to call me a Worry Wart :) Worrying about things we can't control solves nothing. What is that phrase about "serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." My DH obsesses about stuff all the time. I keep reminding him to "solve the problem."

    So much of my worry comes from trying to be "perfect" and about my perception of what others are thinking of me. We need to allow ourselves the flexibility to goof up some times and then re-focus on what has worked for us in the past. You have a very good history with Spark People. Trust that you have laid a firm foundation on which to build--because you have.

    Thinking of you.

    3945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2010 9:56:48 PM
  • DKWP614
    First of all, congratulate yourself for recognizing the poor quality of life worrying brings. As is often said, sometimes, recognizing the issue is half the battle.

    Next, I would suggest that you just let it go. There is nothing that's happening in your life that the simple act of worrying can fix or cure. It's wasted energy. The important thing is that you choose to take action rather than wallowing in the worry that is stagnating your positive progress. It takes effort, but it can be done.

    This morning, I had the munchies. So, instead of reaching for something that wasn't good for me, or worrying that if I snacked, I might mess up my calorie count; I reached for a handful of baby carrots and a glass of water. The carrots satisfy the munchies quite nicely, and it keeps me on track, and away from worrying.

    I say, evict that worry fellow from your life, and just accept that you are a successful person in your own right. Remember, you are worthy, even though you may not be perfect! After all, who of us is?!

    Have a fantastic week!!
    Diana Kathryn
    3960 days ago
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