Day 16: Worry Has No Benefits

Day 16 Worrying

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his/her life.” Luke 12:25

The ugly truth is that worrying does absolutely nothing positive for our life. Worrying causes stress, headaches, anxiety disorders, heart problems, depression, lack of sleep, and other physical and psychological symptoms. I have never read or heard of anyone who has been able to list any positive attributes of worrying. Worry is also a waste of energy. I know all too well about the wastefulness of worry, but I also know there are ways to address it. Today I’ll share one of those ways with you.

Worrying is a negative form of visualizations or imagery.” Author, Ian Gawler.

Mindfulness brings us back into the present so we can stop worrying about things. With mindfulness you will be able to relax enough to develop a clear mind and make better decisions. In order to make sound decisions you need to be in the present. Anxiousness is not a healthy state of mind to be in when having to make decisions.

The following is a link to an article from Guidesposts which has some selections for breathing prayer. These are best done when you are not in a highly anxious state. If you learn to do these regularly, it will reduce your chances of being overwhelmed with anxiousness and worry.

https://www.guideposts.org/blog/10-breath-prayers

http://www.soulshepherding.org/2006/07/breath-prayers-from-the-bible/

Mindfulness Action

Review either of the linked articles on breath prayer. Choose one to try a few times and see how it helps you with reducing your worry and anxious filled thoughts.

 

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