Today’s mantra is much easier said than done.
These days, I’ve been finding myself thinking negative much more than thinking happy. It feels like I’m constantly worrying about everything: money for the summer, my job, our apartment, this blog. And even though I know that thinking this way doesn’t help anything, it can be hard to fight it.
Now, I’m not saying that this is some brilliant technique that will change your life, but I have figured out a way to keep me from worrying myself to death. It isn’t original either, but I felt like it was important to share.
All too often, we have a thousand things in our minds that keep us awake at night, or keep us from functioning at our full potential. But when was the last time that you really thought about what these things are, why you are thinking about them, and how you can solve the problem?
That’s what I thought.
It may sound crude, but that’s how I came up with my shit list.
Whenever I find myself overwhelmed with worry, I write it down. There are basically two columns: problem and solution. I write all of my problems down, and if there is not solution, I write that and cross the item off my list. Because there is no need to worry about something if I can’t do anything about it. Right?
And if there is a solution? It’s a lot easier to solve your original problem if the answer is staring you in the face.
How do you deal with worry? Have you ever created your own “shit list”?