Friday, December 7, 2012

Put Your Worries to Work!

Why Worry? 

Tibetans have a saying,  "If there's something you can do about it, why worry?  And, if there's nothing you can do about it , why worry?"

Birds Never Worry! They just do what needs doing!  If you're a habitual worrier, put those worries to work.

Find a shoebox or a container you can close with a lid.  For a week, keep a notepad with you. Write down each worry that trespasses or rages through your mind.  Put each in the container, close it and then let the worry go.

In a week, before looking into the container,  write about the worries you have placed inside. Can you even remember all of them?   Then, open the container and read the notes. How many of your worries happened?  How did you deal with the worries that did occur?

Revisit the worries to discover the creativity they will generate for you.  Write these worries into a story or poem. Worries keep our minds moving in aimless directions.  We need to harness them as workhorses for our writing.  Consider the writing possibilities they will generate.

Take charge of your worries in this way and you'll always have writing material.

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