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Why It Is Important To Stop Worrying Yourself

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“Worry takes your time away.”

You have better things to do than to worry your life away. Worry is just worry. It is nothing. It can’t change your life. To really live your life, worrying yourself is not the right thing to do for yourself. It doesn’t feel good to worry about things that we cannot control. Look, my friends, whatever you cannot control, whatever you cannot change, do not worry yourself about it. Because whether you worry yourself or not, the thing is not going to change. Instead of worrying yourself, just think of what you can do to make things better.

Instead of worry your life away, why not think of what you can do to change what you are worrying yourself about? Think of what you can do to make things better. Put your thoughts together. Do not waste your time. Worry is just worry. It never yields anything positive. Instead, it wastes your precious time.

Whatever you face in your life, face it. Because you are always going to face difficult things. When you face something terrifying, what are you going to do? How are you going to make the situation better? The best way to make things better for yourself, in my opinion, is to stop worrying yourself. Things will not always go your way. When you don’t get what you want, it is not the end of the world. Be grateful that you are still alive to make things better for your life. Just do what you can do to make things better. But make sure you are doing the right thing. Because as you do, so you get.

What Is The Use Of Worrying About What You Cannot Change?

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According to Reinhold Niebuhr, “God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the others.” We don’t do that. We want to prove our friends wrong. We want to tell people how strong we are, how smart we are. Look, you are not living for your friends. You are living for yourself. For that simple reason, you should be honest with yourself. Do not do things because you want to prove people wrong. Why is that? Because if you fail to do it, if you fail to accomplish it, you are going to be frustrated with yourself. Instead of doing something just to prove people wrong, why not do your own thing? Why not focus your whole attention on doing the things that can really make you a better person.

If you want to make peace with yourself, if you want to make peace with your life, do not worry yourself about what you cannot change. Just accept what you can change. As Shantideva once said, “If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?” Don’t worry about what you cannot change. Because when you worry about it, you make it worse, not better. Don’t worry, just change what you change.