” Everybody’s got a thing
But some don’t know how to handle it
Always reachin’ out in vain
Just talking the things not worth having but
Don’t you worry ’bout a thing
Don’t you worry ’bout a thing, mama “
Stevie Wonder 03/1974
” Innervisions “
” Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing “ Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright “.
Bob Marley and the Wailers 09/1980
” Exodus “
On The Carpet
We live in a delicate world where everything
changes from one moment to another.
Life can surprise us any minute, but we
have the power to decide and design our
living to be a long and quality experience.
It all starts with an agonizing thought;
and soon the storm follows — a bombardment
of tortuous and never-ending thoughts.
This collection of uncontrollable, cyclical,
negative thinking and picturing steals all
our strength and happiness and interferes
dangerously with our every day life.
Most of us worry daily about either our work
or our home or our relationships or money
or our health.
Suffering about events that may never happen
disrupts our life and is a huge waste of time.
Constant worry jeopardizes and ruins our
physical and mental health.
Chronic worrying is a mental acquired
habit since we were young — and all
habits can be broken with the right tools
In The Works
Learn the following skills to achieve a
a) Realise that worrying will do nothing
to help you deal with your problems, apart
from making you miserable and unhealthy;
so forget it completely and if necessary
take some action.
b) Disregard anything that makes you
more worried, like news and people.
Understand that the more you obsess about
something the faster you will bring it into
c) The best way to get rid of your worried
thoughts is to feel very grateful for what
you have in your life now, and who you are.
d) Use your worries to become a stronger,
wiser and happier person in your life’s
Always be prepared by planning ahead,
then accept that there is something
larger than yourself out there.
e) Whenever you have a very worrying
thought, immediately say “ Stop – I will
worry later “, and focus on whatever you
This means you tricked your brain to think
that the worry is only postponed and you
will deal with it later.
The thing is when later comes most probably
you will have forgotten all about it.
Half Empty Glass
Recognise that worry exists either in
the past or in the future.
If you worry about events that happened
in the past, forget your toxic memories
because these are things you can not
change; you are only poisoning your
life now — Move Forward.
If you worry about what might happen
in the future you do not even know,
this is only stealing your present joy
and killing your spirit — Move Again.
Live actively in the moment doing
the things you like and make you feel
good, and only associate with similar
Relax, discuss with your partner whatever
bothers you, see the big picture and
always keep yourself in your present.
Enjoy a worry-free life.