I have a small admission to make.
I tend to worry a lot.
No, I’m not a chronic worrier that sweats the small stuff, like if my favorite brand of green tea is in stock at the grocery store, or if my favorite wide-receiver will be available in my fantasy football draft.
I worry about if I’m being the best father that I can possibly be for my little girls. I worry about whether or not this blog is making a meaningful difference in anyone’s life. I worry about if I’m making the best choices on a daily basis to improve my physical, emotional and mental health.
A few years ago, these worries would eat me alive every waking moment of my life. Thankfully, those days are over. Things are very different in my life now, and I have these two simple, life-changing epiphanies to thank for it:
1) Worrying serves no useful purpose whatsoever.
2) I have complete control to ensure that worrying doesn’t control my life and mess with my inner peace.
I know that I will probably never stop worrying, but I always have the power to determine the influence that my worries will have over my life.
This is a game-changing concept, and if you struggle with excessive worrying, hopefully this blog post will help. [Read more…]