Do you ever worry about worry?
If you do worry about worry, don’t worry, because you’re not alone. If you don’t worry about worry, don’t worry about that, either. Let me worry about explaining worry about worry to you, now.
Actually, I’m not worried about explaining worry about worry, since so many worried people worry about that in therapy sessions, every day.
Worry about worry can include:
- worrying that worry is going to have a negative effect on your health or the health of others and
- worrying that you’re not worrying enough about something that would usually worry you.
I’m not going to worry about having only two examples of worry about worry here, but I will add that worry about worry is similar to:
- stress about stress,
- guilt about how much guilt you feel,
- shame about your level of shame,
- anger about anger, and
- fear about fear.
All of those feelings about feelings can grow upon grow, expanding way beyond your initial reaction.
Should we worry about that?
Instead, should we worry about the fact that — after months of my worrying about transporting my iPhone photos over to my laptop and therefore worrying each and every word of these posts on my iPhone keyboard — I’m not worrying about that, this morning?
If you’re worried about that last worried paragraph, here’s what I mean about what I meant there:
I’m back on my laptop, today, writing this worried post.
Worried about whether I’ll be able to worry recent photos from my unworried iPhone into this Worry-about-Worry post?
Let’s be jovial about Jovial, instead!
I’m not going to worry about inserting any music into this post. Would anybody like to worry some music about worry into a comment, below?
Unworried thanks to ME for figuring out how to transport photos quickly and painlessly between my iPhone and my laptop, again, and special thanks to you — of course! — for not worrying about worry, as best you can.