Don’t Worry Be Happy

Don’t Worry Be Happy

  • Don’t ever stop dreaming your dreams, they’re a very essential part of you. Do whatever you can to make them a reality by the course you take, the plans you make, and all the things you do.
  • Don’t dwell on past mistakes, leave yesterday behind you, along with any of its problems, worries, and doubts. Do realize you can’t change the past, but just ahead is the future, and you can do something about that.
  • Don’t try to accomplish everything at once, life can be difficult enough, without adding frustration to the list. Do travel one step at a time, and reach for one goal at a time. That’s the way to find out what real accomplishment is.
  • Don’t be afraid to do the impossible, even if others don’t think you’ll succeed. Do remember that history is filled with incredible accomplishments of those who were foolish enough ….. to believe.
  • Don’t forget that there are so many things that are wonderful, rare, and unique about you.


Beat Your Worries:

FORGET THE THINGS YOU CAN’T CHANGE: If you’re worrying about something that’s happened in the past, you need to stop. The power of your mind isn’t strong enough to solve problems through panic, so it’s important to beat your worries by thinking logically and tackling them head-on. Bad memories from the past are toxic to our health and highly counterproductive so you must bury the burdens of your past and move on.

 WRITE A WORRY LIST: Write down everything you’re worried about, the bills, your job, the everything. Then rate them on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the things that are concerning you most. You can then turn your worry list into an action list. Take action on the worries that you rated the highest first, and then work through the rest of the list. You will feel a sense of relief each time you tick a worry off, and this is a sure-fire way to boost your happiness and relieve your worries.

DISCIPLINE YOUR THOUGHTS: If you’re a chronic worrier, you need to learn to take control of your thoughts rather than letting them take control of you. To do this, every time you think a negative thought, you must turn it into a positive. Every time you worry, think is this really helpful? If the answer is no, turn the thought into a positive or forget it completely. Whilst this may seem difficult at first, it will eventually become second nature and you will find that turning a negative into a positive is a much more constructive way of dealing with your thoughts.

 DISTRACT YOURSELF THROUGH RELAXATION: When were worried particularly about a number of things at once our brains don’t tend to find a logical solution to our problems. In order to think logically, we must take the time to relax and unwind. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth. After a couple of minutes of relaxation, the tension will leave your body and you will be in a better position to tackle the problem from a fresh perspective.

TALK TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY: A problem shared is a problem halved. Talk to your family, your friends, or a doctor if you have a good relationship with them. Sometimes saying your problems out loud can get your thoughts straight in your head and if you’re worrying about something useless, saying it out loud can make you realise that it’s just not worth the worry. With those close to you, you can laugh, cry, and moan as much as you like without being judged and this is a healthy way to relieve stress.

CONFRONT THE PROBLEM HEAD-ON: Some worries can’t be tamed through talking to others or relaxation. A problem that won’t go away until you physically do something about it needs to be confronted head-on. Sometimes, we have so much on our mind that we don’t know what to deal with first. Make a decision on which problem you want to solve and how you will go about it, and then stick to it. You will probably find that once you resolve the problem, you’ll wish you had done something about it sooner.

PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE: Don’t be overwhelmed by small things try and see the bigger picture. Is your problem really as bad as you’re making it out to be? The chances are there will be many people worse off than you. Instead of zoning in on certain things and panicking about them, put everything into perspective. Does this problem affect your entire life? Will you still be panicking about this in a few weeks or months time? If the answer is no, then it’s really not worth the worry.


4 comments on “Don’t Worry Be Happy

  1. Mehr says:


    Reading this post really help me to change myself coz am a chronic worrier.


    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum

      I am really glad it has helped you. Inshallah may you grow stronger everyday, Aameen

      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  2. aaronwannamaker says:

    I’ve always been a chronic worrier and, as you mentioned above, I used to worry about BIG things–sometimes even ridiculous things. I mean, things like giant meteors or volcanoes or black holes swallowing up the earth, and I would get so wound up that I would become really depressed. My Dad taught me not to worry about things that are beyond your control. He actually taught my Mom this too, because she’s also a chronic worrier (must be genetic) and she would worry about nuclear war and stuff. So reading this post definitely brought back some of Dad’s advice :)

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