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End of the Week Zen

Martin CreedWhen I’m starting to spin with anxiety about something that hasn’t happened yet, my close friend who is a psychotherapist, tells me, “don’t worry twice.” Keep this phrase handy. It really works. I’m about to embark on my weekly 24 hour no worry zone. I wish the same for you. Happy weekend!

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8 comments for “End of the Week Zen”

  1. Dana says:

    I would say that “worry” doesn’t change the outcome of anything- so what’s the point?

  2. Bobbi says:

    I agree Dana, Happy weekend everyone

  3. Paulette says:

    I confess I am guilty of worrying too much. At this moment I am worried about the sequestration about to come down on us. It could affect me big time, especially if I am furloughed, a very real possibility. As a newly divorced single person, the idea of losing income terrifies me. But it may not happen so I need to focus on other things. Worry twice? I tend to worry thrice and I know that is not good.

    • wendy says:

      I lost a lot of brain cells worrying that the Supreme Court was going to overturn Obamacare. I’ve decided not to pay too much attention to the sequestration coverage.

  4. Noelle says:

    worrying twice, i’m just getting warmed up. sigh.

  5. Gayle says:

    What a smart response from your therapist! If only i could put it into practice. I guess i think worrying before something happens is a way to brace myself or prepare?

    • wendy says:

      Yes, Gayle. I think that’s why we continue to do it, even though we should have learned from our vast collective experience, that worrying doesn’t work. It’s a defense mechanism.

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