This Is. A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post
Worry is a down payment on something that may never happen
I'll admit it. I used to be a worry wart. I worried about the silliest things, and one thing that have I learned to do having different chronic conditions combined, is not to worry. One would think it is the opposite though.
Having chronic conditions, doctors tend to make one worry. They always have the worst case scenario. “You have a pimple! I'm afraid that means you only have three weeks to live”
If you really look at it though, worry is nothing more than fear, fear of the unknown. We don't know what is going to happen, so we worry. And that's just the thing, we don't know what's going to happen, so why worry?
When I first was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, I had no idea what it was, and because of that, I did worry. I worried about a whole bunch of things, all because I knew nothing about the disease. So I researched it, and learned all I could about it. It is a horrible disease, and reading all about it would probably make most people worry even more. “What if it became active here, or what if it became active there?”
The opposite happened for me. I realized that worrying had no use, no purpose. Instead, I focused on healing myself. I decided to channel only positive thoughts and energy into myself because when you look at it, worry is focusing on the negative. You are afraid that the negative aspect will happen. Otherwise you wouldn't worry. Who the hell worries that they will be cured?
That was such a major breakthrough for me in that when the sarcoidosis became active in the heart, and it went into failure, I never worried. Well, tinitially I did. I'm human after all. But I worried for a very small time, and then I turned that negative energy into positive. I decided that despite being told that I will never recover from cardiac sarcoidosis, and that I will need a heart transplant in five years, that I will beat this. I will not have a heart transplant, and my heart will get better.
When I told the heart failure/transplant specialist this, he scoffed. Today, seven years later, my heart is now considered to be in normal ejection range, the enlargement is gone and the heart is now at normal size, and I am no where near needing a transplant. This baffles all my doctors, and they have no explanation for it. I just tell them it's positive thinking.
So try it sometime. A problem comes up? Instead of focusing on what negative could come from it, turn your thinking to what positive could happen from this. Instead of thinking what are you going to do, think of how you will handle the situation if it arises. Worry is literally a waste of time.