If someone asked me that, there would be days that my response would be, “ EVERYTHING!” Do you ever go through phases like that? It seems like I can go through months without fretting over anything, and then other days where it consumes every part of me!
As a Mom there are SO MANY things that we can worry about; if they will be safe when you leave them with someone else, if their cough is turning in to pneumonia, if they are making the smart decisions with their friends, how they are doing in school, if we are doing the right thing as parents…I could write a novel on all the things Moms worry about!!
With my daughter going to Kindergarten this year I have been challenged with this more than normal. We want our kids to be safe, healthy and smart, yet we are reminded by all the negative things in the world as soon as we turn on the t.v. So what is a Mom to do?
I’m still trying to figure this one out. I’m not even confident I would be able to answer the question when I am 100 years old, but I’m determined to try. I just have to keep reminding myself that in some ways, worrying is good because it means that I love my kids so much! BUT I also have to remember that worrying is a result of the devil creeping into my life, and why let that take away precious time with the ones that I care about so much?!
If you are worrying a lot these days…no matter if it is kids, health, money, your job…try to TaLK BaCk to those negative thoughts as soon as they creep in your mind. This is sooo hard, I know. It is a full-time job on its own! The other thing that helps is to KeEp BuSy. If silence traps you in bad feelings, turn on the radio, listen to books on tape, or start singing. If you have too much time on your hands, find a new hobby that requires a lot of concentration so you can give your worrying a break! And of course, the obvious, pRaY about it. Try your best to hand your worries over to the one that created you. That is what He is there for ;)
Take comfort in knowing that you are among the rest of us mommies out there that are losing sleep and feeling like we are going crazy. That in itself should ease your mind and give you motivation to shake those bad thoughts along with the rest of us!
For another one of my posts related to worrying, read: Become A Trainer