Worrying doesn’t change anything. Did you know that most of the things we worry about never come to pass? It’s really a waste of our emotional energy. It keeps us from really living and enjoying the people in our lives. Write down all the things you’re worried about. Now tear it up or burn it, and say “You will no longer have a hold on me.” Do this at least once a week. It’s very cathartic.
Try not to get so caught up in your pain and suffering that you lose sight of the joys around you. I know it’s not easy, but I promise you it will change you for the better if you live in the moment. Time is a precious commodity, let’s not waste it worrying about what tomorrow might bring.
God gives us grace for each day, not for a week, month or year. Prioritize what’s important for today. Take care of your family the best you can, and allow your family to also take care of you. Don’t rob them of that blessing. Perhaps you should make a sign that says “JUST FOR TODAY” and put it where you’ll see it every day. You can handle anything just for today.
You can get through whatever life brings your way — today. You really can. Some people say they just can’t take it anymore. That’s partially due to the fact that they are looking at how things have been so far, and projecting what their future might hold. That’s overwhelming to anyone to live like that. Especially those of us with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia.
Let go of the pain in your past and embrace the here and now. Don’t keep yourself or anyone else locked into who you/they were. Plan for tomorrow, but live for today. When you focus on today it makes life that much easier to navigate.
Taking life one day at a time reduces your anxiety and can really change your perspective in a positive way. Perhaps adopting the mindset that this could be your last day on earth, some things that seemed so urgent will just fade into the background. Pain is a harsh taskmaster. Don’t borrow tomorrow’s potential pain and suffering; it will negatively impact you today.
Can you stop worrying and live just for today? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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