Thursday, September 5, 2013

My best piece of advice

I'm sure you've seen some blogs participating in the Blogtember challenge this month, while I'm not participating all month I couldn't pass up today's topic.

Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. 

My first piece of advice is: Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.

I am a big worrier. I once had a panic attack that when moving during the middle of junior year of high school I would be so behind in my math class at my new school that I'd fail, not get into college, and be destined to work at McDonald's for the rest of my life. I hide my worrying really well, but those who really know me realize how much it troubles me. I had an ex tell me once that I was going to get grey hair and wrinkles by 25 if I didn't stop my worrying.

I saw this quote on Pinterest a few months back and it has stuck with me since. Most of the things I worry about are completely absurd or things I have zero control over. This fall my goal is to worry less.

Which brings me to my second piece of advice: Pray more, worry less.

This is another quote I found on Pinterest that I loved so much I made it my phone lock screen. Every time I start to worry I'm going to stop and instead pray. I want to ask God for the strength and grace to get through my worrisome situation. I am going to ask He leads me towards my solution. And most importantly I am going to ask for the wisdom to accept that what I think may be a disaster could really be a blessing in disguise.

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You should head on over to read all the other pieces of advice linked up with Jenni today.  

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Especially the rocking chair quote. I know I spend way to much time worrying about things I just cant control - my hubby is the opposite! He never worries...or at least he doesnt let me know if he does ;) Glad I clicked over from Blogtember - just the reminder I needed!!


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