According to most psychological studies regarding worry.
40% of our worries never come to pass.
30% involve past decisions which cannot be changed.
12% of our worries focus on the criticism of others who spoke simply because they felt inferior.
10% of our worries are about our health. . .which gets worse with worry.
Finally, 8% of our worries can actually be described as legitimate causes for concern.
Let's look first at what worry actually is.
Worry is a state of feeling generally anxious and uneasy about something. We often refer to it as troubled thought.
If you were to look up worry in the dictionary, there is a meaning to the word worry that comes four or five descriptions down the list. It comes from the root word behind worry. It reads this way: "To seize or bite and hold on to!"
You might think of it as how a dog plays with a rag doll when he takes it in his teeth and begins to shake it until the stuffing comes out!
That’s a good example of what worry will do to you.