I read an awesome quote the other day by John Babbock: “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.”
I know that in my own life that couldn’t be more true.
I could go to the gym and work out harder than I’ve ever worked for 8 hours straight and I’d be more mentally and physically exhausted if I simply worried for that same amount of time.
Worrying is unbelievably draining. There’s just no other way to put it.
So what does this mean?
It means that above almost everything else you should be engaged in practices to minimize your worrying.
Oddly enough exercise is one of them as is getting good sleep.
If you’re not a worrier than great. Good for you. Keep doing your thing.
But for the rest of us, worry management is way more important than people think.
Whether it’s yoga, meditation, medication, exercise, you name it, there’s got to be some kind of “thing” in your life that helps with worry.
Determining that thing takes trial and error but once you find it, it’s a game changer.