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The epidemic of worry

“He doesn’t give out energy for the benefit of others. He absorbs energy at others’ cost.” – Francis O’Gorman, Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History In other words, the worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse. Advertisements

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Why we worry for no reason

We worry as a ‘preventative’ — to thwart any future stress. We try to control the situation with a surfeit of possibilities that we mentally prepare for, most of which never occur. “I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.”  Mark Twain Anxiety is a thinking problem that rides around […]

Outsmart your worries

You are not our thoughts. Thoughts are just thoughts. But you are your actions. How you determine what’s reasonable and worth doing versus what’s irrational and worth ignoring demonstrates the emotional strength of your thinking mind. As Eric Barker writes on his blog: You’re not your brain; you’re the CEO of your brain. You can’t […]

‘The worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse’

  Worrying can be short-sighted and egotistical. FOMO, or fear of missing out, is a 21st-century problem driven by the use of smartphones. As David Brooks highlights in his article The Epidemic of Worry, ‘the worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse:’ “He doesn’t give out energy for the benefit of others. He absorbs energy at others’ […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every Saturday I like to share 7 articles on art, creativity, productivity, and tech. Below are my recommendations from this week’s reading. 1. So what? Follow My Logic? A Connective Word Takes the Lead “So” may be the new “well,” “um,” “oh” and “like.” No longer content to lurk in the middle of sentences, it […]