I think there is much truth in the words of Bobby McFerrin:
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
As a rule, I tend not to worry about things. My mum won’t mind me telling you that she is a big worrier. I have often encouraged her to ask herself the following question when she finds herself worrying about something:
Can you do anything about it? If the answer is ‘yes’, great! Do something about it and then you won’t need to worry about it anymore. If the answer is ‘no’, well then there’s no point in worrying about it.
This has become a kind of mantra that I use and I know my mum has begun to worry less since asking herself this simple question.
Do you have any mantras that help you put a positive spin on a negative thought? Let me know in the comments section.
And if all else fails, have a sing-a-long with Bobby – it might at least help to lift your spirits.
Thanks for reading,