John Locke said, “What worries you, masters you.” Worrying is not the way to go in our lives. We worry too much. We worry about things that will never happen to us. If you have something going on in your life, worrying about it won’t help you. It will hurt you. It is okay to think about your problems, but not worrying yourself about it. If you want to solve a problem, don’t worry about it, think about it.
Life is full of stress. But you must do everything within your power to manage it. Focus on what will make you happy. If you like to practice meditation, do more of it. If you like to read to calm yourself, do more of it. Just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you relax yourself, your soul. Because you are not here to worry, but to live your life. How you manage your life will make all the difference. Are you going to stop worrying yourself?
Whatever you are going through right now is not who you are. It is what is happening. Don’t try to resist it. Don’t even try to fix it if you cannot. But do not let it take you down. Instead of worrying about it, focus your thoughts and energy on making it better.
When something is already bad, it is your responsibility to make it better, not worse. You can make your situation or your condition better by focusing your thoughts on positive things. Try as much as possible to remove all negative thoughts from your mind. Because the more you focus on negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. Don’t do that to yourself. You have the power to change your life. No one can change you but you.
Sometimes we create our own hard times. We focus our thoughts on what is not working for us. When you focus on what is not working for you, you will always find what is not working. You will always focus on problems, not solutions. If you really want to live well during hard times, according to Augustine of Hippo, “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such as the times.”