Sat, 2 March 2013
Worry kills you slowly. It makes you sick.
We know this. But how do we stop worrying so much?
In this week's podcast episode:
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Tip Of The Week
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The spiritual effects of worry take a heavy toll.
There's no doubt about it. When we are sick, we are simply not capable of accomplishing as much as when we are well. Worry makes us sick.
And here's one more thing to think about. Worry is the opposite of trusting God.
When I was in the radio business I spent a year working in a city back East, at a job I hated. My boss was mentally ill-seriously. It was like working for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One day he was friendly and courteous, the next day he was an overbearing, abusive monster.
I became a walking example of what it's like to live in anxiety all the time. I began having anxiety attacks. I went to the emergency room more than once, thinking I was having a heart attack.
One morning, I woke up, and the left side of my face did not work. I tried brushing my teeth and water dribble down my chin onto my shirt. I thought I was having a stroke…
And this lead to the strangest doctor's visit I have ever had. Listen to the audio for the full story.
When we worry, we spend all of our energy focusing on the negative, and operating in fear. This closes our eyes to possibilities that lay all around us. The fact is, most of the stuff we worry about never happens anyway.
But that is all philosophy. How about some practical tips on how you can just stop worrying so much?
If you would like to spend less of your time worrying, and more of it accomplishing, here are 7 things you can most definitely cross off your “worry list”.
3 Tactics That Fight Worry
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