One of the hardest thing for is not to worry, as I tend to worry about many things, some rational and most that are not. Here are some ways I can tell and inspire myself to stop worrying for sometimes so I can be happy and enjoy the moment.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. -Mark Twain
Ask yourself this question:
“Will this matter a year from now?”
-Richard Carlson, writing in Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which will never happen. -James Russel Lowell
Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. -Don Herold
Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. -Author Unknown
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~Benjamin Franklin
Be just, and fear not.
Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s,
Thy God’s and truth’s.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia
Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. -Dale Carnegie
It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.
-Henry Ward Beecher
Troubles are a lot like people – they grow bigger if you nurse them. -Author Unknown
Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
Happiness Books To Read:
Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, The: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It
There are many how to be happy books that also helps worrier like myself. Check out for yourself here.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
-E. Joseph Cossman
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and soon they’ll forget my number. -Edith Armstrong
Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful.
Nerves provide me with energy. They work for me. It’s when I don’t have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried. -Mike Nichols
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. -Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things”
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never happen.
-James Russel Lowell
People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross. -Author Unknown
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
-Henry David Thoreau
You can’t wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time. -Pat Schroeder
It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
-Chas. Austin Bates
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
-Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. -Glenn Turner
We also deem those happy, who from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills and without descanting on their weight.
People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
-George Bernard Shaw, “Family Affection,” Parents and Children, 1914
Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. -Nelson DeMille
I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.
We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.
He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.
-Marquis of Montrose
It only seems as if you are doing something when you’re worrying. -Lucy Maud Montgomery