Worried?Posted: April 9, 2012 | |
By Abbey Daniel-Green
As the semester is coming to a very fast end, some of you like me might be getting worried about five million different reasons. Worrying is a hard thing to stop, especially when it come to the unknown and with graduation just around the corner the worrying has set in.
So here are the stats according to pickthebrain.com 40% of worrying will never happen so it was a waste of time worrying. 30% of what you are worried about is done and over with so just move on and let it go. 12% are useless worrying because you are worried about what another person is thinking. 10% of worrying is on pointless things to worried about like being late or if you will find a place to park in downtown. Only 8% of what we worry about actually will happen, 4% are worries that we cannot control or out of your power and the last 4% is worrying about what you are going to do in a situation so this is the 4% you have control over, so why are you worried?
Now the question is how do you stop worrying? I always like to number one think about the worst thing that could happen, and then prepare for that and just pray for the best. Keep yourself busy, if you find yourself just sitting and worrying, get up and do something about it, make a list and just keep checking it off. You can also distract yourself, go see friends, or call your mom, they usually have good advice when it comes to worrying. Lastly make a decision, what are you worried about and what can you do about it. If you can’t do anything then that’s what you need to tell yourself and just let life take over.
And just remember everyone worries, but don’t let it get the best of you; we got this Class of 2012!