Week 51 – Why Worry?

“Do what you can, pray for what you can’t, so God will grant you the ability to do it”  St Augustine

Good morning readers and Welcome!

I thought the words of St Augustine so beautiful I had to share them with you!  I am not on my little soapbox preaching at you – NOT AT ALL – just sharing the words of a Saint that lived very long ago.

How true are those words?

In my neck of the woods in a wet and cold Cape Town, South Africa, my spirit is as wet and cold as the place that I am staying in at the moment.  Yes, we all have days like that don’t we?    I told you way back that this blog was an honest account of my journey as a VA.  At this moment, my life is changing in more ways than one and things are quite overwhelming.  I keep reminding myself that worrying doesn’t accomplish anything.  A friend recently said these words to me:  “if you have nothing to worry about, you will find something to worry about”!

If only worrying fixed situations, but it doesn’t!

We worry about finding enough clients, we worry about our bottom line, we worry about worrying, worry, worry, worry …. ENOUGH ALREADY!  Worrying is actually detrimental to our health and will affect our performance as a small business owner because like fear, it is paralysing, causes sleep deprivation, over-eating on sweet treats, under-eating and eventually anorexia .. OK .. a bit melodramatic, but I am making a point here!  Have a look at this article http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/how-worrying-affects-your-body

So … worry doesn’t help.   There’s loads of information on the internet about this topic but I enjoyed this website:  http://www.wholeliving.com/134644/stop-worrying-and-start-living

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
Dalai Lama XIV

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom

See you on line,
Lynne

PS  The sun came out!

xmas3

Website: http://www.katlyn.co.za
Facebook Business page: http://www.facebook.com/KatlynVirtualAssistants

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