feeling the pain of classified staff fighting for a decent raise after 6 years of nothing…
I admit that I’m not much of a worrier, so I liked this article. So, the “11 Habits of People Who Never Worry”, as related to me…
- They focus on the present. True, mostly. The past is over and the future is out of my control (for the most part).
- They practice mindfulness.
- Their brains actually function differently in a worry-inducing event. Since different situations would be considered ‘worrisome’ to different people, I’m not sure that this is something we can compare… and a life-threatening event I would not classify as ‘worrisome’. I also think that if you are facing a troublesome person or situation about which nothing can be done (over which you have no control), then it’s a waste of time to dwell on it.
- They’re more willing to take chances. I don’t think of myself as a risk taker, but throughout my life I’ve done some things that other people have later told me they considered ‘brave’ and daring.
- They have a sense of perspective. No, I am not Elmo and do not, and would not, talk about myself in the third person. /:-|
- They get to the root of their worry. I do try to deal with the immediate issue and some up with possible, workable, realistic solutions.
- They don’t stop worrying — they just designate time for it. Don’t think I’m this compartmentalized.
- They have confidence they can handle whatever comes at them. If you stop trying to control people and situations, you may worry less.
- They have the ability to see positive outcomes in seemingly bleak situations. Yes, I used to officially belong to an Optimist Club… is that like being an Aggie? 🙂
- They ask themselves the right questions. Yes!
- They know how to perceive their negative emotions. I wish!
It seems to me that a lot of people ‘over-think’ things. Overall, a good article.