Don’t Borrow Problems

Worrying about the things that could go wrong ruins the joy of the present moment. As Mark Twain once said, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened!” We fabricate problems in our minds, forgetting that...

Too Much to Do

Sometimes we feel we have an overwhelming amount of work to do. Mentally replaying our to-do list over and over doesn’t make us more productive, improve our efficiency or bring relief. In fact, it usually causes us to procrastinate even further. Rather than...

Our Worries

Most of us worry a little. Some of us worry a lot. We fear that what we want won’t happen or that what we don’t want, will. But, with our limited information, it’s very hard to know what’s best for us. If we recall some of the things we...

Stress

We all deal with stress. Whether this means living in a perpetual state of tension or transitional periods, it’s hard on the body and mind. Stress redirects valuable resources ordinarily reserved for healthy bodily functioning and uses them for survival. Our...

The Irony of Worry

Worrying about our health is ironic. Most of what we worry about rarely comes to pass and the act of worrying itself can make us sick. The fear that some unusual symptom is the sign of a dreadful disease can send our mind spiraling down the rabbit hole of fear and...

Don’t Borrow Troubles

Worrying about future, potentially unhappy scenarios is unnecessary. It’s like making an advance payment of suffering on something that might never happen. Plus, this unhappy emotional state has momentum that carries itself forward into the future and reduces...