Have you ever noticed how when you wake up in the morning you’ve got all these things going through your head. And many of them, whether they are anxieties or concerns or issues, just keep bugging you. And you make your coffee and eat your breakfast, all the while feeling preoccupied by worrying.
But then when you open your door to go outside, to go to work or take care of something, you realize that something strange happens: your worries and ruminations go away! No joke this has happened to me before, and it happens to me every day. In fact, I believe that worries live indoors. When you go out you feel better, and you forget your troubles. Sure, you are bombarded by other worries, such as driving, and doing your job, but hey; those are more legitimate in nature, than just sitting at home, and becoming preoccupied by ruminations.
I believe isolation breeds rumination. But if you are in contact with other people, you feel better. Worry is often an imagination. Today in fact I was driving my car down a big road, and I believed there was a car next to me too close and I became worried. But that anxious feeling was just in my imagination, because when I dared to look at my mirror it turned out there was no car there! When we see reality we can relax and see there is nothing to worry about 🙂