This was me this morning! I awoke before my daughter and for some reason Mondays always strike me with my worries and fears first thing in the morning. I am a stay at home mom so Mondays are not much different to me than Saturdays. So there is not much logic to these irrational thoughts.
98 percent of the things I worry about never end up happening. I spent the nine months of pregnancy with Kayci in constant fear that something would go wrong. For nothing! She turned out as my husband says: A Perfect Ten!
I worry still that chronic pain will just get too much for me to take and I will spend my day depressed. This happens once in a blue moon.
My brain is so programmed to worry because for so many years, even before I had chronic pain I had legitimate things to worry about. Now, I have the knowledge and more importantly strength and faith to know how to manage my pain in a healthy way. I also know that things always have a way of working out.
I have been awake for about six hours (holy shit) and my stomach is still in knots worrying about things. The second I finish this post I am going to turn my day and thoughts around and start practicing what I preach.
Remember we create our own worries and most of them are completely irrational and have no basis in reality. The brain can be a real pain in the ass!