Helping Kids Deal with Worry and Anxiety
When I was a little girl, I used to worry a lot. I was too young to understand that worrying is a waste of time. There’s no point worrying about things that are beyond your control, because you can’t do anything about them anyways. And, rather than worrying about things that are within your control, just take action and deal with it!
One day, when my knickers were in a twist with worry, my dad sat me down and told me about “The Worry List.”
“‘If you make a list of all the things that you are worried about today,” he said, “and then put your list away, when you come back to it in a week or two, you’ll discover that most, if not all, of the things you worried about, never happened.”
Being a stubborn child, always determined to figure things out on my own, I didn’t take my father’s words at face value. I had to give it a try.
I tried it once; I tried it twice. In fact, I’ve devoted my whole life to testing his theory. And you know what? He was right!
Sure, bad things happen. It’s called Living. But, the true challenges of Life aren’t what drain us. When they fall upon us, we actually grow stronger and wiser through the struggle. It’s the trivial niggling worries that get us down. They taunt us persistently and then laugh in our face, when they never happen.
If you don’t believe me, try it out.
It’s time to take control of our lives.
It’s Time 2 Lead!
It’s time to THRIVE!
Originally published at medium.com