W= Waiting. W= Worrying. W=Walnuts.

W= Waiting. W= Worrying. W=Walnuts.

Happy new week people! 🙂 This is the last week of the A-Z Challenge and it’s all the trickier letters!

I was having a conversation with Milica over at Delicious Peace of Mind and the idea of posting W=Worries came up! Milica’s latest post is also a ‘W’ recipe (what a coincidence! 😛 ) so head on over there for a delicious healthy raw walnut recipe! 🙂 Thank you Milica! 🙂

Anyway… this post today is even more apt than it was when it was thought of! I have spent the weekend waiting and worrying (or not? more on that in a bit) for my husband to return home! His flight was delayed… not just a bit but overnight!!! First it was an hour, then another hour, then there were no updates and he was sent to eat with vouchers, then they decided to take them to a hotel! Very nice hotel too but shame I was 3,500km away waiting and waiting for him to come home!

A new flight was created for the 200+ passengers and I was tracking the flight closely waiting and waiting and eventually 21 hours after his expected landing he arrived! 🙂 Oh wouldn’t you think that was the end of it?! Oh no! 🙁 He texted to say he was at the airport (hoorah!) but then his phone was turned off!? I waited and waited some more. Nothing! Then, an unknown number appeared on my phone and it was him! For some inexplicable incomprehensible reason, and a severe case of mis-identity he had been detained at the airport! Anyway, FINALLY almost FIVE and a HALF hours later!!! he was released just like that! OMGosh! Could you imagine!!! Hubby is now home (at last) and although he’ll probably be cross that I’ve shared this it was a great lead in to todays post!


Do you worry? How would my situation have made you feel? Would you be panicking? Stressing? Pacing up and down? Trying to get phone numbers? Making a fuss? Wondering what had happened? Had somebody put something in his bag? What would happen next? Would he come home? Thinking about complaining for unfair detaining? The truth is, most people worry far far more than is necessary! A long time ago I read about worrying and this is what I learnt…

92% of things we worry about never actually happen! and 2% of these worries are actually the only things worth worrying about as we have no control over them!

8% of the things we worry about do actually require action!

So, only 8% are real worries! What a waste of time spent worrying for nothing! So… next time you are worrying over something, think about this! Do you REALLY need to waste your time worrying over something which doesn’t need worrying over?!

Another thing which helps is lists! I love lists! If you have a lot of things you are thinking about, write them down! Then when you’ve completed them, you can cross them off with a sense of achievement! 🙂 If you’re a night worrier, keep a notepad next to the bed so you can jot down any worrying thoughts. Keep post-its handy or if you’re not a technophobe, use the list function on your phone! 🙂

I had planned a whole range of things to post today about worrying… but as you can imagine my weekend didn’t go to plan! Not to worry! Things always work out in the end! Don’t forget to check out Milica’s recipe! 🙂 That’ll be our lunch 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 27th April 2015 at 12:26

    Thank you for this lovely feature, I really feel honored that you liked the recipe so much to include it in your ‘W’ post! 🙂 About worrying… My hubby worries more than me in most cases. Somewhere along the line I learned to recognize the silly thoughts I have and dismiss them pretty quickly. You know, the ‘what if?’ thoughts. But, your and your husband’s experience would definitely push me to the edge of my sanity. Poor thing, I can’t even imagine how you felt… How’s your hubby?

    • Life Diet Health 27th April 2015 at 12:42

      Milica it is a ‘Wonderful’ recipe which I’m going to make for lunch (love it when I have all the ingredients)! Oh…’what if’s’ float around hubby’s head too much! Well done you for banishing them! 🙂 I’ve learnt patience along my life journey so although I was frustrated and upset I knew that eventually (maximum six hours they said) he would be with me again! 🙂 Hubby is okay thanks for asking… VERY tired though and a tad cross that we missed one of our few free weekend days! Anyway, nothing to ‘worry’ about as all is now good! 🙂

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 27th April 2015 at 15:41

    Hopefully you will like your lunch! 🙂 It helped me get rid of ‘what if’s’ greatly by thinking that I really had it worse and then it got better again. Some perspective is always good to have. We sometimes idolize weekends as well, but the most important thing is that you are all safe and sound! 😉

    • Life Diet Health 27th April 2015 at 16:05

      Milica ‘we’!!! (Oh my gosh hubby had a vegan lunch 😛 ) loved it… I’ll try to update the photos later. When you have children weekends are often the only times you get all together… but you’re right we’re all safe & sound 🙂 so a bit more waiting won’t hurt!

      • Delicious Peace of Mind 28th April 2015 at 10:18

        LOL, from what I gathered, that is truly an accomplishment for him! 🙂 So glad you liked it! New weekend is just around the corner! 🙂

        • Life Diet Health 28th April 2015 at 17:24

          Absolutely 🙂 Get this tho… Dinner was vegan too!!! ?

  • ann bennett 28th April 2015 at 00:26

    So true, most of what we worry about is not as bad as we imagine. Take care. I’m visiting from A to Z.

    • Life Diet Health 28th April 2015 at 00:42

      Hello Ann and thanks for visiting Life Diet Health. So close to the end of A-Z challenge now! I wish more people would realise that worrying isn’t good for you and is usually ‘not work worrying about’


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