This month we are focusing on worry.  For some people, it is just a passing troublesome thought, yet for others, it is a constant presence as if it was their shadow.  Merriam-Webster defines worry as mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated.  So, by that definition, it is either something about to happen or something imagined.  Using some questions from the quiz, this week is about catching your worries early on, then taking some time to relax, breathe, and get centered again.

 "Note to self: RELAX.  You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.  Breathe extra deep, let go, and just live right now in the moment." ---Anon

By the time you finish reading this Java several moments will have already passed, it happens that quickly.  They are fleeting, precious, and limited.  No one knows when they will have their last moment so it's important to guard them and use them with intention.     

Today's Coaching Challenge

When you were born you didn't know how to worry, if you needed something you cried and got your needs met.  You had to learn how to worry.  So, the good news is that you can change that habit.  If you find yourself starting to move into the future and worry about something that isn't happening just stop as if you were putting your foot on the brakes of your car.


While changing the habit of worrying may take some practice, especially if you have been doing it for a while, it is possible to reduce the amount of time you worry.  Catching it before it steals away your day will allow you to accomplish more and with greater ease.

Action to take

Take a moment to notice what things you worry about the most.  Is there something that triggers the worry, such as an event or person?  Then see what you can do to minimize the situation and keep it from taking control of your day.

 Always supporting you,                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan

P.S.  If you need a little help coming up with ideas click here for a free Your First Step Away From Stress call.

Jan Cerasaro
Jan Cerasaro Coaching