Thursday, June 3, 2010

Healthy Thinking Thursday!

My Thursday posts always seem to be late in the day, for one it's my day off, for two I like to sleep late, and well... mostly because I get easily distracted - lol. 

I've decided that when it comes to Healthy Thinking Thursday posts I'm probably going to start posting these every 2 weeks or maybe even monthly.  My goal to be more healthy isn't going to happen overnight and sometimes I don't even feel like I've accomplished enough in a week.

For this week I wanted to share a quote that I came across.  A girl I know posted it on Facebook and I just kept reading it over and over.  Each time I was like wow, this is totally me.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.  It empties today of its strength.
- Corrie ten Boom

I am one of the worst when it comes to worrying.  I worry about things that haven't even happened yet and some that may not ever happen.  I'm a big "what if?" kind of person - to the point that it becomes overwhelming.  I won't go into specific details because you'd probably just think I was crazy.

So more to the point, my new Healthy Thinking goal is to worry less - or at least attempt to.  It's not something that I'm going to be able to fix overnight - and probably something that I need to discuss with my counselor more in depth as well.  My worrying about things that haven't even happened yet won't stop them from happening, but it sure as hell takes away my power to be a happy person today.  How's that song go? -  "Don't worry, be happy"

See ya later blogland!


Julia said...

I love your quote. I need to make that my mantra!

Kim said...

I think you might have something here Jessie- I might think about doing every 2 weeks too- this week I could hardly concentrate on making a post! I love your quote--I am a worrier too- drives my hubby crazy! He always says I should spend my energy on being happy instead of worrying. I think I learned it from my Mom :) I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Kim said...

Hey Jessie,

I don't know if you are still interested or not, but the gal that did the artful penpals last year is doing another's the link to her blog if ya want to check it out :)

beyondbaffled said...

@ Julia - thanks!
@ Kim - I think I'll feel like I'm making more progress if I work more and post less when it comes to my health goals. I will still post my results though. Also thanks so much for letting me know about the artful penpals - I'm so excited!