We all have worries. My grandma is the biggest worrier known to man. Growing up she worried about everything. I remember her worrying about whether I was eating too much – and too little – in the same day.
You probably have worries going through your head right now: will you get into college, when will you find that “special someone,” how will you pass physics, or will your parents be able to pay their bills. Some of these worries may be destroying you inside.
While not dismissing your feelings, let me give you some perspective on worrying that may change your attitude about it.
In one study, researchers asked people to write down their worries for two weeks. At the end of the period, 85% of the time, things actually turned out positive, instead of negative. And, 79% of the time, when something people worried about came true, they dealt with it in a positive way.
So, let me summarize the truth about worrying for you.
– Most of the time what we worry about doesn’t even happen.
– When things we worry about do happen, most of the time they aren’t even a big deal.
Now, go out and have a great day!