#AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

Worry

(verb)

A human tendency to obsess over complications in anything and everything; something that can suck the joy of our lives.

Worrying can be injurious to our health. But that won’t stop us from worrying, will it?

With the COVID-19 cases being reported every day, worrying seems to have cancelled its vacation to be with us 24 x 7. Okay, maybe not 24 x 7. But a lot of time! Yes, I know that worrying won’t change a thing and that it will only destroy our peace of mind. So, now I combat worry with distraction. I keep myself occupied whenever the worry starts to creep in so that I don’t obsess over the worrying details. 😦

Do you worry a lot? What’s your strategy to deal with it?

What are your thoughts? Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

This is day #34 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

If you are feeling bored or facing lockdown blues, do check out this post:

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

A-AutocorrectB-Binge-watchingC-ConfusedD-DustE-EnvyF-FamilyG-GermH-Heroes | I-IdeaJ-JarK-KeyL-LyingM-MagicN-No | O-OnionP-Painkiller | Q-Queue | R-Revenge | S-SaltT-Touchscreen | U-Umbrella | V-Vanish | W X Y Z

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69 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

    1. Thank you so much. 🙂 Wow. Lucky you! That’ll definitely get you through. I’m planning to take up reading again after the A2Z. April has been a very busy month thanks to A2Z. But I am glad that I was able to pull it off. Only three more days to go!
      I have thrown myself into writing. A2Z has helped me return to writing fiction, more specifically, tiny tales. 🙂 The words just keep on flowing. So I’m making the best out of it. 🙂
      Binge-watching helps too.

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      1. 🙂

        Yes. A to Z has definitely helped. More than metaphors, 6 words stories have taken my time. So, i know that shorter we keep, harder are the efforts.

        Cheers and we have two more to go. and Yes, reading always helps and A to Z sets a platform to write too. 😀

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  1. It is a very important topic nt just in COVID-19 days but in general as well. I don’t worry too much. Things that I cannot control, I do not waste my energy there. Instead I try to utilize it to do something productive.

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  2. I’ve always been a bit of a worrier but these days I stay away from the news and focus on the things in my life that bring me joy. Walking in nature and being outside are all good tonics to combat worry. Stay well Shweta.

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    1. Staying away from the news can really help. I have been implementing that too and I am much better already. Admiring nature is definitely a good tonic to combat worry. Thank you so much, Miriam. Stay safe, take care. 🙂

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  3. I try to tell myself that if there’s nothing I can do about something, that worrying does not help. Like you said, it only ruins our mood. And yes, there is nothing that works better than distraction!

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  4. Worry canceled its vacation and is with us…it is such a true thing. I am an over-thinker, but this time I am trying not to worry, as nothing is in my hands apart from staying at home.

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  5. A post-it note has been stuck on my fridge door for a couple of years now. It’s become discoloured but the words written with a sharpie pen are still very sharp: “Worry is praying for what you don’t want.” It’s a quote by Karun Makhija and it helps to get things in perspective.

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  6. Writing is keeping me sane. My husband is a Doctor and away from home in duty. So worry happens to be a part of my life during this crisis. I’m trying to put up a brave face to deal with this but it is quite distressing.

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    1. Writing is what’s keeping me sane too. Yes, you have told me about him when you read and commented on my “Heroes” post. I hope that he remains safe. I can only imagine what you must be going through, dear. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

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  7. I try not to worry about the Virus because my worrying about it won’t change anything . But when I’m really worried a bar of chocolate or packet of biscuits really helps

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    1. Yes, worrying doesn’t change a thing! Chocolate does make anything better. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, dear. ♥️ Apologies for my extremely delayed response. 😅

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