Even if I didn’t realise that I’m a worrier, any one of my friends or family would be able to set me straight. It’s really no secret. Just as my sons have to make a conscious effort to put on clothes before we leave the house (and, if truth be told, so does my husband), I have to make a conscious effort each day to keep my worries in check.
Unfortunately there’s no reliable way of doing this, but sometimes I can trick my brain by allowing myself some valid things to worry about.
(And sometimes I can even trick my boys into keeping their clothes on for a full afternoon.)
If you’re a worrier, like me, feel free to borrow my worry lists. You’re welcome.
WORRY ABOUT THESE 8 THINGS:
– choking hazards around babies and toddlers
– wearing a hat and sunscreen
– nurturing good manners, punctuality, and honesty
– being a positive role model for my children
– upholding the safety of my children when travelling in cars
– making my own health and wellbeing a priority
– keeping my focus on the right here and the right now
– being true to my purpose and passions in life
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THESE 8 THINGS:
– spiders in my bedroom at night
– being called The Worst Mother in the Entire World by my furious daughter
– how much coffee my husband drinks
– the kids going without veggies or a bath now and again
– how clean and tidy my house isn’t
– what people might be thinking of me or saying about me
– everyone else seeming to be getting ahead of me
– what happened anytime before today, and what may happen anytime after today