Have you ever had someone tell you that you worry way too much? Do thoughts of panic go around in your mind at night or times where you just want to chill out? Worrying doesn’t do anything positive and it can often make us fear things that haven’t even happened yet. It is said that if you are someone who does worry, you might be someone who is actually very intelligent. Many historical genius figures have suffered from anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, which proves that it’s connected to the way people think.
Famous people who are believed to have experienced worrying, anxiety etc
- Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States) – Depression
- Edvard Munch (Artist) – Panic Attacks
- Charles Dickens (Author) – Depression
- Issac Newton (Physicist and Mathematician) – Many issues
- Nikola Tesla (inventor) – Anxiety
It’s said that when people worry often, they’re just trying to think up of negative outcomes so they can avoid them as much as possible. For example, if you were going on holiday and you worried about it, you’d make sure you are more prepared. That would mean you’d sort out insurance, tickets, transport, money and protection for your belongings. Worrying shouldn’t always be portrayed as something negative because it means you’re smart to think about problems before they occur.
Why would you want to take a chance or a risk which could inflict harm or negativity towards you? Sometimes thinking about the worst case scenario is a way of your brain coming up with every idea possible to defeat it. But how on earth could this make us creative? Well, when we worry, we think about all types of problems showing up and making a mess in our lives. Surprisingly, this can help you to look outside the box when it comes to creativity. Similar to problems, you might be able to think of fresh ideas if your brain is constantly on the go. You won’t just have a plan A, it will have a plan all the way through to Z, which could prepare you for positive opportunities, too.
Hopefully, you’ll find a way to use your worrying and over-analytic mind to accomplish something positive! We hope this post has made you feel a little better about worrying all the time- plenty of us go through this!