Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat


Torment, thy name is worry

Saturday, January 19, 2019

There are many fast things in this world.

A jet is fast.

A cheetah is fast.

A toddler running from his mother is extremely fast.

But I know something that has them all beat.

My mind.

Thoughts race through my mind faster than a twinkie at a weight watchers meeting.

Let me state for a fact that I worry.

My mother is fond of saying our family are worriers.

I donít believe itís genetic.

I believe itís a learned behavior and Iím a great student.

There are times when I think Iím handling problems well, but Iíve heard your subconscious mind takes over in your sleep so Iím probably worrying while Iím in a deep slumber.

Something else to worry about.

One definition of worry states, to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts.

Torment, thy name is worry.

Some physical ailments that worry contributes to are irritability, dizziness, twitching,(that explains my eyelid), short-term memory loss, heart issues, and hair loss.

I can believe the hair loss, because my wife states I worry her so much she pulls her hair out.

Here are some tips to help you stop worrying.

Avoid getting lost in fear. Realistically ask yourself what is the worst thing that could happen?

Donít try to guess whatís on someoneís mind. Another attribute my wife has acquired.

Quit being psychic.


Work out. Even the thought of that stresses me.

Just remember most of things we worry about never happen.

However, if you find you canít give worrying up, give me a call.

Come on out to the house and weíll gather around the kitchen table, the epicenter for worrying, and weíll have us a big old fret session.

See you out there.

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