I’ve always been the one in my family that worries about everything. The older I get, the worse it is. There’s no controlling it. Megan, you are still young, and hopefully you can overcome the feelings you have.
Did anybody in your family worried a lot? Like was a worry wart and if so do you worry ? Is it heredity?
No thank goodness. I learned a long time ago if I couldn’t change it let it go. Worrying never helps only makes matters worse.
I use to tell people in my family "if I'm not worrying, you better check my pulse cuz I'm probably dead!" 😅 I am a worry wort. Some things I have learned to let go like Tiger mentioned. Somethings I worry about more so the older I get, like Skip mentioned. Kids, you will always worry about them even if it's wondering if you gave them a decent life or enough love. I think there is a combination of learned worry behavior and inherited worry. BUT when you come to realize the difference between the two, then you can begin to over come some of the worry. Bills, I think that is a universal worry. AND worries change as people do for the good and the worse. You have a mighty fine question here Megan. Really got me thinking... Thank you.
I agree with Toni, worrying never helps, it only makes matters worse.
My mother was a "worrier"---and she trained me to worry.
I think it is learned behavior---either seeing it in your parents or developing it as a standard reaction as a defense against things you cannot control. (At least you can do something---namely, worry)
It's taken a long time, but I finally have it under control. (I used to catastrophize at the drop of a hat.)