Have you ever read a children’s book over and over—and over again, for your niece/nephew, child, etc…?
I have a 7-year-old (almost 8-year-old) niece and nephew (they’re twins!), and I’ve definitely read them the same books over and over again, to the point where I want to immediately take them to the bookstore or library so they can discover new favorites.
BUT, there’s one book I’ll read to them AS MANY TIMES AS THEY WANT, because it has the best message, and not just for them—for ME too!
It’s “Don’t Feed The WorryBug” by Andi Green.
Why do I love this book so much?
It reminds me not to dwell on the things that worry me, because when I do, the worry grows and consumes me—instead of being proactive and living my best life, I get hung up on “what-ifs” and “oh-nos” and that’s pointless. I’d much rather recognize whatever it is that’s making me feel worried and be proactive about it. Or if it’s something I can’t control, I like to put it aside and move my attention towards something I can that’s positive. Sometimes that’s hard to do, and that’s why this book serves as a really good reminder to check our worries at the door.
[Minty playing with her bone]
I came across this quote on TSC (thanks, Lauryn!), that I really love and is so on point…
One way I keep my “WorryBug” in check is by making lists. I LOVE making lists! When I feel overwhelmed I put it all on paper. It kind of releases it from my head. And when I’m less in my head, I can take action and actually live.
What works for you? How do you keep from feeding your “WorryBug”? I’d love to hear! : )