Day 2783: Does worry help?

“Does worry help?” is a question I have asked many, many (and don’t worry how many) people, over the years.

What’s your first guess, best guess about the answer?

Don’t worry, I’ll tell you answer. It’s a resounding NO.

Yesterday, people discussed the difference between worry and planning AND the difference between worry and caring.

Despite our confusion about those concepts, it is very possible to plan without worry and to care without worry, although separating those out takes work.

Does it help to worry about Oscar during his last days?

No, but it helps to plan and to care.

Does it help to worry about any of my photos here today?

Does it help to worry about procrastination or instant gratification? Coincidentally, last night my son and my husband were discussing the benefits of procrastination. Aaron said that procrastination involves getting a lot of other things done while you’re procrastinating. Also, procrastination makes you work efficiently, because you’re doing things quickly at the last minute.

Am I worried about my son? No.

Does worry help as I look for a dance number from Top Hat, which Oscar and I watched yesterday?

Does it help to worry about the weather? Not according to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

Does gratitude help? Always.

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21 thoughts on “Day 2783: Does worry help?

  1. No, it does not.

  2. It does come so naturally though, Ann.

  3. Worry less, live more, my dear Ann. (ෆ ͒•∘̬• ͒)

  4. puella33

    I know, iit’s not good to worry, but for lack of a better term, it comes naturally. It also depends on the subject matter. If we didn’t worry, how would we plan? I don’t have a good answer. I know that sometimes there’s some arrogance with those who don’t worry. Yesterday I went to Stop N Shop and 2 men were not wearing masks- and the store management didn’t do anything. I don’t know if they should have worried… One of the things I worry about which involves no planning is Trump being re-elected. Have a nice day, Ann

  5. NO – Simples! (It’s a British thing!)

  6. I agree with Aaron about procrastination. He is wise.

  7. when I procrastinate, I worry about not getting things done that I should be getting done, so I’m not really enjoying not doing or delaying what I was supposed to be doing, so I may as well just be doing it, getting it over with and then enjoying my time more once it is done. but hard to think through when in procrastination mode. longest run on sentence ever, hope it does not cause you worry and makes a bit of sense-

  8. It doesn’t. But oh, how hard to get it to stop!

  9. julie

    I don’t agree with Aaron, don’t procrastinate…just DO IT!

  10. I’m worried that I’m getting to this late, but I’m doing my best to let that worry go.

    • I’m worried that I haven’t been visiting your wonderful blog as frequently, Chris, but I’m doing my best to let that worry go.

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