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The reason people worry is often because of the need to be in control.

When they believe their life is out of control. And very few things in life offer that feature, comfort of absolutes, black and white givens. “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway” is a quote from Mary C. Crowley. Smart lady.

Others weigh in on worry. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened” is a quote from Winston Churchill.

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.” a quote from Dale Carnegie.

So getting uptight, antsy and worried seems to most that have conquered it to be a waste of time. Results are what we are after and just coming to a dead stand still, becoming emotional drains a person. And does not help the sun to shine again. For blue skies to appear over head.

“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever” Mahatma Gandhi quotes.

Worry about death, the future, health are all unknowns. Often something you can not prepare for but all happen right on schedule anyway. Worry is a lot like planning way way too far ahead. The intricate plans coupled with the further out, down the road can all change. Usually do. Because of time, other people with other plans. Even the weather can impact the perfect event that requires crystal clean not pouring rain. And there you are, all tied up and wondering now what to worry about? There is a lot to be said about spontaneous. Just do it.

Living in today, enjoying the season you are in is one key.

Not looking too far back with regret that can beat you down. Not waiting until some future event that may not happen to be happy is the other extreme. What about today? Why is it so hard to live in the here and now may be because more and more society is unhappy. Something is missing and trying to get beyond today to something better may be the trip up. Being in too big a hurry through life is the other stressor.

But sometimes worry is a good thing. You remember your best performances as a kid in a school musical play or during public speaking events where because you were a little nervous, you took it all very serious. Wanting to do a good job. Taking the occasion personally as important and striving to do your best for the audience. Which you do when you have a few butterflies. But once warmed up, everything goes smooth when you have practiced, are ready. Know the subject you are talking about.

Are you a professional card carrying worrier?

Do you get consumed with the “what ifs” ? Surrender in Maine. Relax, draw a deep breath. Unplug in Maine.

If you consider today twenty years from now will be the good old days. When folks lament how much simpler everything was back then. Probably because you just got the day to day figured out and then everything rushed on. Overbooked lives can add coal to the worry tender box too. Building pressure, making everyone hot under the collar around the constant building worry.

Maine, come find the answers to your problems, sort through the baggage. Get your thoughts in order in the four season beauty for any reason in Maine. Watch the stress, fear, worry melt away.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker