Worry is a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems and it is an emotion, related to fear, that we are too familiar with.
Mothers are in a constant state of worry. Whether it’s your kids, bills, job, husband, parents, siblings, friends, pets, house, car…. I could carry on for a while… it’s difficult to seek relief.
You get to a point in your life when you are able to come to terms with the fact that there is always going to be someone or something that you are worried about. In relation to your children and family, the worried you comes from a place of love.
We all handle the anxious feelings differently. Some of us express it through anger while others become very sensitively emotional. This is part of the reason we feel and also appear semi-insane to others at times. If you are an angry worrier (yours truly) you need to tread lightly. Most often those around us are not the cause of whatever it is you are worrying about so let’s try not to add fuel to the fire. On the other hand, there is a time and place to loose your shit (pardon my french) and you are justified to do so. Just try and be aware of which time and place that actually is. Now the criers of Worryville also need to keep it together. There are likely to be people that are depending on you that need you to stay strong. Grab a tissue, blow your nose and let’s do this.
The best way to look at it is, the fact that you have these situations presented to you that are the cause of your worry goes to show that you have a lot to be grateful for. Whatever is it that is worrying you, matters to you. You can remind yourself that this IS a good thing. If you didn’t give a hoot or didn’t have a care, you would be a pretty lonely person.