It's been playing in my head all day...
"Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry... be happy!
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don't worry...be happy"
This song by Bobby McFerrin was in my mind today as I taught "The Worry Box". We had a great little group and I meant to play the song at the end of the session, but the class went to 1.5 hours and it was time to let them on their way.
What the Worry Box has shown me...
No matter how bad things seem to be...
they are far far worse
when we let them spin and spin and spin in our head.
What we learned today is that we need to write it down
and figure out if it's actually ours,
OR, just OR it might just be something we can't do anything about!
If it's something we can't do anything about
we write it down and put it in the worry box.
If it is something we can do something about
then it's important to write it down
and then figure out what the action steps are towards resolving it.
We need to get out of it spinning us out of control
and into a place where we understand
what it is
what it wants
and what we can do about it.
If we can't do anything about it... does it really make sense to worry about it?
And if we can do something about it, is it better to focus on the solution rather than the problem?
I'd say yes...
What about you?
Do you Worry?
Do you like the feeling of Worry?
What can you do instead?
Focus on the solution!
We had a great group today and I'm looking forward to hearing about how they put it into place, put those worries in their place, which is out of their head and into the worry box.
Get out of my head... get into the worry box!
Show me the solution... let me make a plan!
"Don't worry, be happy"
But... what if a tragedy has happened
To someone else?
I really shouldn't be happy if bad things have happened...