Worry Less and Focus on What Really Matters

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There is a quote in the movie Van Wilder that always stuck with me: "Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere." Even though it's been years since the movie came out, this line still strongly resonates with me today.

It's natural to worry. It's part of human nature. Worrying is something that you can't completely avoid, no matter how hard you try. It's perfectly fine to worry if you're in a dangerous situation (like an earthquake or a hurricane) or if a loved one is going through some serious trauma.

It's fine to worry about these things, within reason. You shouldn't worry too much about things that happened a long time ago. You shouldn't worry much about things that aren't any of your business. You also shouldn't worry a lot about things that are out of your control.

But there are things that you CAN control. You can control how you spend your time, effort, and focus. Don't waste your time or mental energy on things that don't serve you. Don't waste your effort on things that aren't important to your or a priority in your life. Spend time on what directly impacts your life or the lives of the people you love. Focus on the things that move you forward.

If you reflect on how you've been spending your time, you'll be more satisfied and fulfilled knowing that you spent your life on things that matter.

Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two wild and silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

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