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  1. Worry that you’ve forgotten to text your friend back and arrange that coffee because you’ve been worrying about cleaning the house so your mum doesn’t think you can’t actually function as an adult. And worry about the amount of work you’ve missed this week whilst decluttering and worrying.
    (Tuesday any good? x)

  2. I hope you felt a release of worry after writing it all down! I am a worry-wart of the highest order. I try to remember this quote:”Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.” – A. J. Cronin
    Sometimes it helps, but other times worry takes charge. As I get older, I worry much less about the little things. But, as I get older, there are bigger issues to fill my worrier brain.

  3. Worry never seems to go away does it? I feel your pain. I constantly worry about everything too. Perhaps it’s why I don’t sleep much…

  4. I’m not much of a worrier (too much of a fatalist) but I can relate to the writing about housekeeping while the house falls apart bit. I’ve been writing a book about how to prevent/heal sibling rivalry and I swear my kids only argue while I’m doing it.LOL!

  5. I am a worrywart too Alison and worry about many of the thingss on your list. Years ago I went to see a herbalist up at Covent Garden in London. I told her that I worried about known and unknown things. She said ‘does worrying change anything’ and I said no to which she replied ‘why worry’ then? She had a point.x

  6. My daily reminder:Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
    who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

    Finish every day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
    begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
    to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

    This new day is too dear,
    with its hopes and invitations,
    to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

    ralph waldo emerson

  7. I think worry just goes along with being a woman/mother. Perhaps it is part of what makes us the nurturers we are. I learned long ago that worrying doesn’t help and causes wrinkles and gray hair, WHO NEEDS THAT!

  8. I am also a worrier. So much so that I wrote a book on it to see if doing the research would help. Indeed, it does. But I’m a work-in-progress. You may want to check out my book; I still do. It’s called THE WORRYWART’S PRAYER BOOK. It’s filled with Scripture, affirmations, anecdotes and prayers to help worrywarts get off the worry-go-round and trust God more. My favorite: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1, 2.
    My husband also coined a phrase I use in my book: “Let there be no crisis before its time.”

    Meantime, remember, God’s in charge so give all your worries to Him. He’s the only one Who can make any sense of them.

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