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Inside: 25 uplifting quotes on worry and a special plan for you to get your worries under control. Once and for all. You need this.
Here’s the brutal truth about worrying:
There are WAY too many people in the world suffering from this destructive habit. Actually, 40 million people in the United States alone suffer.
Well just stop.
If only it were that easy…
If you’re serious and sick of worrying controlling our life, you need to put a plan in place to take back your life.
Otherwise, you’re taking the fishing with no bait approach: dangling an empty line in the water, hoping something bites.
Well today, I’m going to inspire you with 25 of the best quotes on worrying. These quotes will get you motivated, and then I’ve got a special plan below that almost guarantees you will stop worrying for good.
25 Uplifting Quotes on Worry
1. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow” – Swedish Proverb'If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” — E. Joseph Cossman
3. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of an old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.” — Winston Churchill
4. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” — George Bernard Shaw5. 'Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment'– Dale Carnegie
6. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
7. “A day of worrying is more exhausting than a day of work” – John Lubbock
8. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” — Leo F. Buscaglia
9. “Worry is the stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” — Arthur Somers Roche10. 'If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times' – Dean Smith
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11. “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb.
12. “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Emma Bombeck
13. “There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.” – Harold Stephen
14. “Rule number one is don’t sweat the small stuff, rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Elliot.
15. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” — George F. Burns
16. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” – Mary Hemingway.
17. “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.” – Ana Monnar
18. “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” – Mark Twain
19. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
20. “Let our advance worrying become advanced thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill21. 'What the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile, so pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile, smile, smile' – George Asaf
22. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:25-34
23. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin
24. “It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down.” – George MacDonald25. 'How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.' – Thomas Jefferson
Worry Action Plan
As promised I have something for you. What if you could eliminate your worries and get anxiety under control?
Have you ever considered writing your worries down?
I know, I know, I’m asking you to focus on something you are trying to avoid.
This is singlehandedly the BIGGEST technique that has helped me squash my worries.
Creating a worry journal is a type of cognitive behavior therapy, and it’s known to significantly ease symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive therapy is identifying faulty or maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses or behavior and substituting these thoughts with desirable patterns of thinking, emotional responses and behavior.
It’s effective and here’s why:
When you write down your worries you can relax knowing they won’t be forgotten. They are now on paper. Writing down all you’re concerns/problems/worries tells your brain that these worries are important and you won’t forget them. You will work to solve the problem.
And guess what?
Your worries are important.
When I’m caught in the rocking chair of worry, by writing it down, I can take a step back, climb out of the chair and see the worry for what it really is – just a thought, not reality.
I just worked my way through Mindfulmazing’s Worry Journal – A 3-month cognitive behavioral therapy approach. It’s filled with affirmations, exercises, actionable steps, creative spaces, a worry action plan — and so much more. (Plus it’s super colorful and pretty )
Now You Try it.
I hope you see the potential the worry journal could make in your life and your peace of mind.
Yes, it takes a little work to rewire your thought patterns, but this is a REALLY fun approach.
And do you want to know the best part?
With this tool, you already know ahead of time that your hard work is going to pay off (unlike sitting there with your empty fishing line.)
Ready to get started?
I’ve created a collection of some of my favorite worry quotes below. click on any of the images and PIN it!
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