I Am A Worrier
I worried that I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep since I had some coffee that afternoon and chocolate that night. (I was right).
I worried about my boyfriend and his family as they suddenly had to put their super amazing dog down. I wished I could be with him to make him feel better.
I worried that even though I went to bed early, I still wouldn’t feel well-rested for the rest of the week.
I worried that I eat too many carbs throughout the day.
I worried about whether I would have time to straighten my hair today so I looked nice before my 9am meeting with the VP. (I did).
I worried about whether or not turtlenecks were better left to gradeschool uniforms.
I worried about if I would have time to eat my breakfast before my 9am meeting or if I would be able to hold off my hunger until afterwards. (After).
When the clock hit 1:30am and I still hadn’t gotten any sleep, I began to worry about whether or not I should go to Yoga this morning.
I worried that I wouldn’t have enough energy to get through the practice.
But then I began to worry about skipping an important stretching and cross training day in my marathon training plan, since I had already skipped an important run last weekend. (I Went.)
And while I waited for class to start, I began to worry that I wasn’t giving my body the rest it needed. (Probably true).
And I worried that I wouldn’ t be upbeat and enthusiastic at work, making me appear uninterested and like a bad employee. (Trying not to be!)
And the whole time I was worrying about these things, I was constantly reminding myself that it was getting me no where. These things were quite honestly irrelevant in the scheme of things and it did me no good to think about them. But I can’t help it! Worry is the main source of my stress and insomnia.
- Are you a worrier?
- Any tips on how to stop?