On the way home from work most nights I listen to podcasts. Tonight’s selection was from New York Times Best Selling Author Andy Andrews and his podcast In The Loop. Recently during his podcasts Andy has been answering questions his fans have emailed in.
The particular question for this episode was, “What’s the hardest thing in your life and what do you worry about most?” I’ll admit that after I heard the question I didn’t “hear” much of the rest of the podcast. I was too busy trying to figure out how I would answer.
I skipped the “what’s the hardest thing in your life” and focused on “what do you worry about most”. I probably did that because I can tend to be a worrier. So for the better part of thirty minutes I thought long and hard about my worries and fears.
While that might sound depressing it was actually quite freeing. I realized that when I faced my worries and fears on my terms they didn’t seem so big. It’s when they sneak up on you that they can seem insurmountable.
I don’t think focusing on your worries all the time is healthy but setting some time aside every once in awhile to think about them could be a good thing. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Now I need to go back and hear how Andy Andrews answered the question.
What’s the hardest thing in your life and what do you worry about most?