Don’t worry. Be happy.

Why do we worry? Why do we tie our stomach up in knots and carry the weight of the world on our shoulders?

Most things work themselves out in time – or not. But worrying isn’t going to impact the outcome one way or the other. The only sure thing worry will do is rob you of precious moments that you will never get back.

It increases your cortisol level, causes a number of physical ailments and all for not.

My friend was so worried last December, worried about her daughter, grandson and partner. Concerned for their well-being their happiness and their futures. She showed nothing but strength to the world, standing tall and never suffering publicly while inside she cried invisible, silent tears.

Today, she’s gone and she can’t get back that time spent worrying. All for what?

Next time you catch yourself fraught with worry, stop. Take a deep breath and ask yourself if it will matter in two years, two months, two weeks or two minutes. Then breath it out and let it go.

We can’t control some outcomes, no matter how hard we try, so accept the things you cannot change. Change the things you can. And tap into your wisdom to know the difference.

Easier said than done, I know. But don’t worry. Be happy.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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