In the words of the sage Alfred E. Neuman (patron saint of MAD magazine), "What, me worry?"
Well yes. We all do to some extent. But not all worry is created equal, as this article points out. Some of it is good worry, while some of it is toxic worry. What's the difference?
Good worry is: an exercise in constantly looking for and anticipating possible problems, thus enabling us to take quick action to minimize the problem or eliminate it before it happens. And in the event it happens anyway, the right kind of worry can give us ready-made solutions that can be implemented quickly...
The other kind of worry is TOXIC worry. This is not good. Toxic worry produces negative feelings like vulnerability and powerlessness. These feelings tend to immobilize us. Or it's ruminative...worry that keeps on going in circles, over and over the same problem ground, producing only frustration without any forward progress or toward actions to solve the source or cause of the worry.
The article goes on to suggest ways to both turn down the volume on your toxic worry once it starts, and avoid it altogether.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM