Coping skills, along with communication skills, empathy, balancing your bank account and practical tips to achieve happiness should be taught in school. Because why do I need to know when the French Treaty was signed? Has that ever once affected the quality of my life?
Fear and worry are useless emotions. People always look at me strangely when I say that. I mean it, unequivocally, absolutely and wholeheartedly, but even I can admit it’s hard to achieve a truce with those emotions. They latch on like a vice grip, making them pretty hard to shake. But never once have I ever been helped by these emotions. If anything they only tend to make my life worse.
They make me less present. They are never usually an accurate portrayal of the future either. They zap my body and mind of energy and leave me in a state of frenzied panic. And like I tell my avid worrier daughter, if it helped at all…even a little I would host a giant worry party and invite everyone we know to worry along with us.
In fact I would be the first one worrying, just to ease her load…… if it worked that way and helped at all, whatsoever. She rolls her eyes so far back I swear they are going to stay that way one day.
I would love to succumb to it, but it’s just such a time suck and energy black hole. It simply can’t be justified. Plus worry and fear equal stress and stress is hell on your mind, body and soul. So really. I mean really. What else is there to say? Moving on.