How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Rule #6

As an exercise I will post each day one of Dale Carnegie’s How to Stop Worrying and Start Living rules. This book was written in the 30s and is still of great popularity. The book offers a set of practical formulas to help overcome worry which are said to last a lifetime.

Hope you’ll enjoy it and get some worry less enlightenment.

Rule #6 Keep busy. The worried person must lose herself/himself in action, lest she/he wither in despair.

One of the most fundamental laws in psychology…it is impossible for the human mind, no matter how smart, to think of more than one thing at any given time. The same is true for emotions. We can’t feel excited and depressed at the same time.

So when the grey clouds hit again, get started making an action list…cleaning the floors, reading this book, writing a blog post, making a dress…whatever it is that you have been wanting to do for quite some time. Make sure you don’t list to many things as it can be stressful not achieving them (between 3-5 items per day is a good number). And then get busy to tick off the list.



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