• 8% of what we worry about actually
happens. Of this percentage, 4% of our
worries that happen are beyond our
control. We cannot change the outcome,
such as with a natural disaster.
Worrying has not helped anyone increase
a retirement account, pay a bill, or
increase critical thinking skills to solve a
problem. It only causes sensory overload
and increases static in the mind, inhibiting
the ability to think logically. So the next
time your anxiety level starts to rise about
a specific issue, remember that 40% of
what we worry about never happens and
we actually have some sort of control over
only 4%. So why should we work our-
selves into a lather?
1What is Worry? Available at: http//www.
W_whatis.html.Accessed July 20, 2010.
2Holbrook C. 12 Techniques to Stop Worrying.
Available at: http// www.Pickthebrain.com/
blog/stop-worrying. Accessed September