Life can be and should be fun, but sometimes our brains don’t always agree. Instead, they prefer to stew over problems and issues that may or may not come to pass. Some people are prone to worry more than others, but we all do it to varying degrees. And there are some things in life that seem to be universal topics for worry! I personally struggle with anxiety on a large scale. The good news is that since they’re so widespread, we’ve developed pretty efficient ways to deal with them. Below, we take a look at five things we all worry about…and (sometimes) offer useful advice to overcome them.
At some point in our lives, we begin to realize that, yup, we’re getting older. The only thing that would prevent it from happening is not an attractive proposition (it’s dying). If you’re beginning to freak out that you’re not going to be eternally young, then think about this: maybe youth is overrated anyway! It’s much more fun to be older. Besides, you’re wiser and certain of what you do and do not like rather than just flailing in the wind. If there are things you want to achieve by a certain age, then don’t worry about them; get to making them come true.
Money makes the world go around, and also makes those worry thoughts in our mind go around, too. We either don’t have enough of it, or we’re trying to keep ahold of the cash that we do have. This is one of those things that you can control with the power of your mind, however. As long as you have enough to eat, shelter, and the basics of life taken care of, then you’re in a fortunate position. Don’t lose too much sleep over issues that really aren’t problems at all. Living minimally has caused our family a lot more positives (like more time together and money to spend on experiences rather than things) than negatives.