(former) Worry Wart
I come from a long and experienced line of worriers. My grandmother is a worrier, my mother is a worrier and I am inherently, a worrier. Given the time and energy, I could worry about anything.
By creating The Money Edit I'm challenging myself, exploring writing and posting my strong thoughts on one of the most taboo topics in our society, money, online! I don't know about you but I see 1000 things to worry about in that sentence alone!
Thanks to my excessive binging on the Badass books, I've been tuning into the frequencies of the universe and noticing messages around worry.
Jen Sincero points out that worrying is literally aligning your energy with what you don’t want and focusing all of your faith and emotions on creating this in your life.
As soon as I read this, the ridiculousness of worrying became clear as day. I am actively working on changing any "worried" thoughts to positive, hopeful and abundant thoughts. Since you can't hold two thoughts at once, mantras are really helpful. I like to interrupt my worried thoughts with: We live in an abundant universe that is taking care of all of us.
The same week as I read both of the Badass books, a friend sent me a link to Isabelle Mercier's fabulous website and TED talk. Guess what her TED talk is about? Increasing peace of mind & decreasing worry. I love Isabelle's energy. Once again, the message is clear: worrying is not helping anything.
Also, may I please point out that no problem ever seems as bad in the morning?! How many times have we told ourselves to relax and sleep, only to be bombarded by the world's worries? And then wake up to realize it's not as bad as we imagined?
The antidote to worry is to anchor yourself in gratitude. Manifest desire through setting out to get what you want. Be relentless on your path to your goals. Have faith and believe it, baby! It’s all right beneath your fingers.
What can you stop worrying about? What are you holding that needs to be released?