What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?
This is a prompt I found on WordPress today and I couldn’t help but give my two cents.
It’s almost a joke that I should be telling people not to worry. Anyone who knows me fairly well knows that I have awful anxiety. I worry about things that might happen 10 years from now. I’m terribly superstitious–if *this* thing happened *this* way 8 years ago, obviously that’s the way a similar situation is going to go nowadays. It makes no sense the way my mind works sometimes. It’s irrational to others and pretty irrational to me, too.
I love to listen to friends’ problems, though, and give advice. It’s almost unfair for a person like me to tell others not to worry when I’m probably worry about something at the time. For some reason, it makes a bigger impact when other people tell me not to worry than when I tell myself. I really wish I could take my own advice. Don’t worry would definitely be a piece of advice I give that I would love to be able to take myself.