Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Weekly Challenge (Omwork) – The World Health Organization has said that by 2020, anxiety and depression will be the #1 disability worldwide. Twenty five percent of US women are taking an anti depressant or anti anxiety medicine, and sleep dysfunction is at an all time high. All you need to do is turn on the news or check a facebook or twitter feed to see why.

Whenever I start to feel anxious, I think back to a flow chart that I came across years ago (if you would like to find it yourself, type “do you have a problem no then why worry” into google search or any browser). The premise is simple –

Do you have a problem in your life or work? No. Then why worry?
Do you have a problem in your life or work? Yes. Can you do anything about it? Yes. Then why worry?
Do you have a problem in your life or work? Yes. Can you do anything about it? No. Then why worry?

Words to live by each and every day! It reminds me of a bible verse from
Matthew 6:27 “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

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Connect

Weekly Challenge – Take time this week to connect on a personal level…find an opportunity to stop and talk to someone you usually wouldn’t speak with. Have a short conversation with them. Or pause to listen to someone you usually wouldn’t normally take the time to listen to. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and find your next BFF. It can be as simple as stopping to ask someone at Trader Joe’s if they’ve ever tried Joe’s XYZ (fill in the blank) before and how they liked it! It doesn’t need to be a deep philosophical exchange…just a brief chat. Notice how it feels to connect on a human level face to face!Forest with a woman