When young children break down in a fit of tears, we are quick to recognize that this is a case of being overstimulated: too much noise, too many people, too much to manage. We put them down for a nap, and know things will be more calm in an hour.
Do you worry seemingly as much as you inhale? In this animation from The School of Life, philosopher Alain de Botton talks about why we "catastrophize," and why some of us spend more time worrying than others. Worry is an emotion that can strike at any point: be it at work, on holiday, with friends, or alone.
Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years. Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active.
As we get older and look back on our lives, many of us will think, "I wish I'd worried less." We come to recognize that worry isn't worth what it can cost-tension, poor sleep, irritability, fatigue, problems concentrating, and general unhappiness. After all, most of what we worry about never happens.