Do you worry a lot?  I used to be a big worrier.  For example, I would be on pins and needles whenever my husband flew until he touched down safely.

Eventually, I realized:  Worry never helps, it only harms me.

Since that “aha” moment, I worry far less.  I can’t say I’ve extinguished worry entirely, but it’s no longer such a prominent force in my life.

According to WebMD:

When worries and anxiety become excessive, chances are you’ll trigger the stress response.

In addition to stressing you out, chronic worry can make you physically ill. Repeatedly turning on the fear, flight, fight stress system in your body can contribute to annoying symptoms like headaches, insomnia, and muscle aches and even big health problems like immune suppression, digestive disorders, and heart disease. If you need more help with stress, read:  21 Ways to Eliminate Stress from Your Life.

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