With the recent crazy weather and storms that have been happening, my dog reminded me of a good lesson I often forget for myself as well. He is terrified of storms to the point he hides, shakes, and hyperventilates, heating himself up until I use his special spray and give him a pill.
He gets himself so worked up a few hours before a storm comes. I watch him making a huge deal over something that isn’t even here yet, and usually passes in less than half an hour.
How often do we as humans do the same thing with other situations in our lives? When we have logic and reasoning that tells us “Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere”.
We can’t control many outcomes but we like to think we can. It causes us needless stress and affects us physically and mentally. What if we let to storm come, before we decided if it’s even something we should be worried about?