When people around me start to emphasize the negative, especially about things they can do nothing about, I'll stop the cycle by saying "I'll put that on my list of things to worry about." It helps put whatever it is into perspective, and lets me focus on whatever is more important to me.
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When I have a worry, I write it down and fold up the piece of paper. Then I drop it in my worry jar. Two to three weeks later I read my worries and many of them I laugh at. I can say 253 to those worries. It makes me feel so much better.
Often all the stress and worries of the day seem to flood my mind when I am trying to get to sleep. I have found that if I jot down these worries on a pad, I can more easily relax and go to sleep. When I wake, I am more able to make decisions on how to best solve those problems.
In the words of Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind," (paraphrased) " I am just not going to worry about that today. I will worry about that tomorrow."
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