Worrying: a waste of your time and energy. We have all spent time worrying. Sometimes justifiably, but I would be willing to bet you would admit most of the time, it was time wasted. In this week’s blog, I’m sharing with you my recent worry and how you can change your habit of worrying.
First of all, as I’ve shared, I’m training for an upcoming marathon. My knee pain was to the point of constant sharp pain and I was afraid I had injured something major. I booked a doctor’s appointment on a Monday and was able to get in the very next morning. I spent most of Monday worrying about the what if’s: what if I’ve blown my knee, what if I have to get surgery, what if my snowboarding season is over, what if…? I spent so much time worrying I even woke myself out of my sleep early Tuesday and laid in bed for hours in the middle of the night.
Luckily, that worry was all wasted time and energy. After my doctor’s appointment, I learned that I had a very common injury – runner’s knee. I needed to back off training, increase icing, ibuprofen as needed, add some physical therapy exercises and strengthen my quads and glutes.
Worrying is simply a lack of imagination. I know you can do better things with your time and energy and I share six productive items in this podcast. Worrying is simply a habit and habits can be changed. Instead, spend your time focusing on what you do want, instead of what you don’t.
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