Destructive Patterns That Destroy Our Peace And Happiness

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4. Anxiety Prone

Perhaps one of the most common dysfunctional states in our modern world is worry. Worrying is often a learned and then nurtured behavior. Chances are that your parents showed you that excessive worry was “normal” and then our fear-crazy society confirmed this for you. Society teaches us that if we should worry whether we have the perfect spouse, just the right house in the right neighborhood, the right car, whether we got the best loan possible, whether we are investing the best way possible, and whether our kids are playing in the right sports! The list is endless!

Perhaps the most telling thing about how ineffective and damaging worry is, would be that if you were to add up all the times you worried about something, and the times that those things actually came true, and not to mention how worry actually fixed anything, the percentage would be in fractions. One of the best things to remember about worry is:

1. Is there a real problem in your life? If the answer is yes, ask yourself if there is anything you can do about it. If there is, then do it and you don’t need to worry. If there isn’t anything you can do, then there is no need to worry.

2. Ask yourself if there is a real problem in your life. If the answer is no, then there is no need to worry.

Don’t rob yourself of happiness and peace now by worrying about things that will probably never happen and that you most likely cannot change anyway.

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