Today on The Talk, one of the conversations was about worry. Do you worry? It’s right around the 6 minute mark but if you listen, I was just like Sharon Osborne. Like she said “I worry about everything. Every-Little-Thing.” Whether it’s her kids or Ozzy or her dogs, she’s always worried or thinking about something. Some expert suggests that 40% of us worry every day.
I worried about car accidents or bus accidents. Illness’s. Kidnapping. Getting hurt. I worried did my kids remember their homework or did they have their lunch? What if they needed treats for something and there wasn’t enough? What if they got sick during the day and I had to go somewhere? I worried about the dog when I wasn’t home. Wondering if she was lonely. Not only did I worry about my kids and Paul but grandparents, parents, brother and nephews. I worried about EVERYTHING. I’m really surprised I didn’t give myself a heart attack with all the worrying. I was once listening to someone talk about worry and he said that 90% of what you worry about never happens. Most of this never did happen. Jason liked to give me some good scares but nothing life altering has really ever happened accident or tragedy wise.
Why do some people worry and others don’t? Julie Chen said her mom was Buddhist and they believe that their destinies and life paths were set at birth so most Chinese people really don’t worry about stuff like this so it’s not anything she grew up doing or seeing.
Are you a worrywart? What’s the biggest thing that keeps you up at night? Did your parents worry? How do you NOT worry?