No worries is a phrase I picked up from the laid-back atmosphere while visiting Hawaii over the years. I loved how it kept things light and breezy and released the pressure of any conversation. I’ve adopted it as one of my natural default sayings because it feels authentic to who I am and what I wish for others.
Yet worrying is a natural human reaction and NO WORRIES isn’t realistic.
It’s okay to worry. I do, more often than I care to admit. I bet you do, too. Everyone does. We worry about the future, our health, our loved ones. In this pandemic-consumed time in our lives, we’ve worried about so many things we never considered before, like paper goods. While we’ve evolved from hoarding toilet paper to stalking vaccine center websites, our days still include worry of one kind or another.
Healthy worry is normal. Being consumed by fear and anxiety and not living your life, as a result, is a concern. I’ve been there, at least at the beginning of pandemic life. Fear and anxiety consumed me and many others, too. We’ve learned to live in this new normal, yet it still doesn’t feel normal. We’re desperate to go back to our life pre-pandemic.
We worry we never will.
But, we will. It may look different than it did before COVID, but the core of our lives will return. The parts of life we missed the most: living outside of our homes, being with friends and family, will come back, albeit under a more cautious set of rules. What matters most, our social connections will still be there. We will navigate this new world together and make it the best it can be.
Of course, we will still have worries about pandemic life and so many other things. Given what we’ve been through this past year, maybe we will find the courage to let some of those worries go.
When I say “no worries,” my intention is for you to let them go, one at a time. LIVE the way you were always meant to, from a place of peace and love. I’ll be here to support you every step of the way!