Worry is a product of your ignorance but also of your knowledge. Worry is a feeling that manifests into your perception. Worrying doesn’t change anything except you.

1. When we are ignorant of something, we worry.

When we don’t know where a family member is, we worry. When we are uncertain of our future, we worry. When we don’t know something fully, we worry about it based on what we do know and when we acquire more knowledge on that subject matter, the worry fades.

2. Worry produces fear and anxiety. Fear and anxiety produce worry.

3. Our environment plays a huge role in what we worry about.

What we allow into our environment and into our mind, determines a lot of what we worry about (and thus, think about). The more you watch the news, the more you worry. The more you hear negative words, the more you worry whether or not those words are fate. 

4. We often worry about things that have already happened (past experiences) and things that will never happen.

We tend to worry about things we cannot change and have no control over. We often create problems in our mind and stay up at night worrying about them. Chances are, what we worry about may not even happen.

5. Worrying causes us to be cautious.

Worrying causes us to be cautious and not much of a risk taker. This can be good or bad, it’s up to you to decide.

6. The devil wants us to worry.

The devil wants us to worry because worrying robs us out of our peace and happiness. The devil wants us to worry because when we worry, we don’t have faith in God.

Reference to Point 1: When we are ignorant about something, the devil feeds off that ignorance and makes us worry which in turn produces fear and anxiety.

7. We worry when we are problem-conscious.

The problem could be a real problem and/or a nonexistent one (i.e. the one you made up).

8. When we are not in control of something or a situation, we worry.

It’s usually why many of us worry about our future because many factors, those of which are beyond our control, are a part of our future.

9. Over-thinkers tend to worry more.

Every situation is an opportunity for over-thinkers to overthink and that overthinking produces worry, usually worry that is unnecessary.

10. People, including you, tend to steer away from worrisome people.

Worrying, whether justified or not, produces a negative vibe. People around you are able to sense positive vibes and negative vibes – they tend to gravitate toward the positive vibes.

11. Worrying doesn’t change anything except you.

Worrying doesn’t change the future, past nor present. It only changes you. It changes your mood, the way you think and your actions — how you go about doing things, whether or not you will do something, how many risks you will take and so forth. The actions you take as a result of your worries are what changes your approach to your current situation and your future.