I tell people all the time – don’t borrow trouble.

So what did I learn today?  I learned that I am the worst when it comes to taking my own advice.

I thought I had a bout of depression coming on – but upon examination it turns out that really I was dealing with all the stress I was putting on myself over things that I didn’t need to be worrying about – because these are all things that either aren’t a problem now (and may never be) or are things that I can do something about.

I once read in a book a very wise bit of advice – there are 4 steps to dealing with a problem:

  1. Identify the problem.
  2. Decide if there is anything you can do about it.
  3. Decide if you are willing to do that thing.
  4. If so – do that thing and the problem is taken care of OR If not – let it go, because you aren’t willing to do whatever needs to be done.

I KNOW all of this; and yet I keep on keeping on with the worries.

There is nothing more to say except – I am such a derf nerfler*

(*Copyright B. Weitze 1996)

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