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Health Issues Caused by Worrying | July Contractor Tip of the Month
When I asked my wife Rachelle what I should write my contractor tip about this month, she asked if the contractors I have been consulting with were concerned over the COVID-19 pandemic. I said, “Yes, they tell me they are worried about the future, their health, their payments, and the big worry right now is the current and long-term effects of the virus.” She replied, “Why don’t you write a tip about the effects of worrying?” So, I have to give credit to Rachelle for the topic of this article. According to Dr. Alexis Carrel, those who do not know how to fight worry, die young. This includes businessmen, managers, housewives, plant workers, truck drivers, and bricklayers. Since the biggest worry right now is COVID-19, I would like to put this in perspective by having you decide which is the best of the following two paths forward in fighting the virus:
- If you were told unless we quarantine the masses of U.S. citizens, 600,000 people will likely die in the next 12 months from COVID-19, do you believe we should be quarantined?
- If the U.S. can save 600,000 lives in the next 12 months by not forcing the masses to be quarantined, should we save these people?
- Our lives are full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
- More than half our hospital beds are occupied by people with nervous and emotional troubles.
- One of the biggest problems facing mankind is worry.
- Bad thinking leads to tension and nervous breakdown.
- Medical science has been unable to cope with the physical wrecks caused not by germs, but by emotions of worry, fear, hate, frustration and despair.
- One of the worst features about worrying is it destroys our ability to concentrate.
- When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision.
- Long-term worry affects our appearance by causing wrinkles and gray hair.
- Do I worry about things that happen in the past that are over and done with?
- Do I tend to put off living in the present to yearn for the future?
- Do I worry about things that may happen in the future, even though they are not likely to happen anyway?
- Can I get more out of life by just focusing on what I need to do today and forgetting the rest?
- Ask yourself what is the worst that can happen: Analyze the situation fearlessly and honestly. Unless you are going to die, you can likely live with the consequences.
- Prepare to accept it if you have to: Once you have accepted it mentally, you will be more relaxed and feel a sense of peace.
- Calmly proceed to improve on the worst: When you eliminate all these vague imaginings, it puts you in a position in which you can concentrate on your issue.