Being concerned versus being worried

What’s the difference between worry and concern?

Concern is a healthy and natural response while worry is unhealthy and useless.

You can be concerned about someones welfare for example without worrying about them.

If your teenage daughter has not come home yet and it’s over midnight that would be a reason to be concerned, while worrying about it would only lead to anxiety and panic-stricken fear.

If something can’t be done about something; financial challenges and so on, the best thing you can do is to let it go until you do know what to do instead of worrying about the things you can’t do anything about. 

Worry is focused on the problem and comes from the ego, and concern is focused on the solution and comes from care, or caring.

Caring about a friends welfare, caring about your finances, caring about your cat’s health, or whatever it is. 

While concern comes from a place of love, worry comes from a place of fear.

Fear and worry can paralyze you, while concern helps you to take constructive action to do what needs to be done and at the same time also let go of the things you can’t do anything about. 

If there is something you can do, you simply do it, and if not, then there isn’t, simple as that, so there’s nothing for you to worry about.

So if there is something in your life that you’re worrying about, stop it.

Instead see if there is anything you can do and then do it.

Otherwise, let go altogether, right now.

Stop worrying, it’s unhealthy and useless and leads to nothing good. 

 

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