If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.-George Burns
Stress and worry are engrained in our society as indicators that we are being good employees, family members, partners, friends, parents, and so on. Is time worrying better spent on enjoying the moment? Should we spend more effort on changing aspects of life we have the power to influence and accepting what we can’t change or is worrying a good use of our mental energy and time? Apparently medical professionals are finding that it’s best not to stress as “stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma” (http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/10-fixable-stress-related-health-problems). Stress less this week, spend more time exercising, being present in the moment, and organizing your thoughts so that you can take action instead of worrying.