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I am a worry wart… to the extreme… And I hate it.

I’m working at a temp place right now and the location they have me is at a place that does metal testing. They work with chemicals and all sorts of stuff… Yesterday I was asked to laminate something and I woke myself up at 1:30 AM worried that I forgot to turn the laminator off. I was up for like 30mins worrying that it was going to cause a chain reaction that would set the storage closet on fire, thus causing it to spread through the whole building and explosions would be going off all night as the chemicals combust and explode everywhere. The fire department would be called and they would trace it all back to the simple and lowly laminator that would be all charged and melted. And they would know it was me as I was the one who last used the laminator.

Being an imaginative person is great. But it can also cause some really messed up ideas that cause a person to worry!! Now I feel like a moron for worrying about it. And for making up such a ridiculous story in my head. lol And the worst part? I was positive I remember turning it off.

ANYWAY: Onto the combination. I used Saigon Chai by Davidstea and their cinnamon honey sticks. I used the whole stick. Shouldn’t have done that. It made it a lot sweeter than I would normally make my teas. I didn’t make the tea nearly strong enough, but the honey stick did make up for it a bit. I’m glad to have gotten them to try. I have found that if the honey is flavoured I don’t hate it in my teas ‘cause the flavouring masks the normal taste of the honey, which is something I don’t care for.

Long story short. Life is too short to worry. But if you can’t stop yourself from doing so, than at least treat yourself to special teas the next morning so you feel better. Saigon is a favourite. Now I’m already onto my second cup of tea.. I think today will be a HUGE tea day.

scribbles

I know exactly how you feel. I do the same thing to myself…I stress about stupidity, causing severe stomach pains only to discover that nothing went wrong after all. It’s awful, and I don’t know how to stop it.

TheKesser

I’m really glad to know I’m not the only one! I feel insane when I do this… but same as you, I don’t know how to stop it. I try to rationalize with myself that I did in fact do whatever (in this case I did turn off the laminator ‘cause I’m pretty sure I actually remember doing it) but there are moments when I just can’t seem to get my brain to listen…

TheTeaFairy

Yep, count me into the worry freak circle as well.

But I am applying methods to change that about myself every day…what you said in the end is my motto: Life is too short!

gmathis

I’ve had the same sleepless nights over “Did I lock the door?” and “Is that space heater off?” It’s a little bit like (pardon the antique analogy) a skip in an LP—once you’re stuck on it, you can’t unstick.

TheKesser

@TheTeaFairy What methods have you found to be the most affective?

TheKesser

I’m so relieved to know there are more people that do this. I’m not alone! I’m really trying to break this in me, but it’s tough.

TheTeaFairy

Well, I’s a personal approach really, but I try to meditate at least 10 min. a day, doesn’t have to take long. I also start each day by being grateful for something in my life, the laws of attraction, the more grateful you are, the more great things you attract…When I start worrying, I ask myself if I can do something about it NOW. If the answer is no, I try to put it to rest. What will it change if I make myself sick over it?

I know these methods may sound simple but it’s a work in progress…I still suffer from anxiety, but sometimes it just works!

Hope you find your own way to deal with those issues, it’s not fun to worry all the time…

gmathis

In my case, having a constructive “default” thought to concentrate on is helpful—all those Bible verses I’ve been teaching fifth graders for years come in handy! You may not be familiar with this, but it’s a lovely thought: _ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)_

(And sometimes I have to say it with my teeth gritted several times to get the skippy record unstuck!)

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scribbles

I know exactly how you feel. I do the same thing to myself…I stress about stupidity, causing severe stomach pains only to discover that nothing went wrong after all. It’s awful, and I don’t know how to stop it.

TheKesser

I’m really glad to know I’m not the only one! I feel insane when I do this… but same as you, I don’t know how to stop it. I try to rationalize with myself that I did in fact do whatever (in this case I did turn off the laminator ‘cause I’m pretty sure I actually remember doing it) but there are moments when I just can’t seem to get my brain to listen…

TheTeaFairy

Yep, count me into the worry freak circle as well.

But I am applying methods to change that about myself every day…what you said in the end is my motto: Life is too short!

gmathis

I’ve had the same sleepless nights over “Did I lock the door?” and “Is that space heater off?” It’s a little bit like (pardon the antique analogy) a skip in an LP—once you’re stuck on it, you can’t unstick.

TheKesser

@TheTeaFairy What methods have you found to be the most affective?

TheKesser

I’m so relieved to know there are more people that do this. I’m not alone! I’m really trying to break this in me, but it’s tough.

TheTeaFairy

Well, I’s a personal approach really, but I try to meditate at least 10 min. a day, doesn’t have to take long. I also start each day by being grateful for something in my life, the laws of attraction, the more grateful you are, the more great things you attract…When I start worrying, I ask myself if I can do something about it NOW. If the answer is no, I try to put it to rest. What will it change if I make myself sick over it?

I know these methods may sound simple but it’s a work in progress…I still suffer from anxiety, but sometimes it just works!

Hope you find your own way to deal with those issues, it’s not fun to worry all the time…

gmathis

In my case, having a constructive “default” thought to concentrate on is helpful—all those Bible verses I’ve been teaching fifth graders for years come in handy! You may not be familiar with this, but it’s a lovely thought: _ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)_

(And sometimes I have to say it with my teeth gritted several times to get the skippy record unstuck!)

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I’m a 30yr old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon. Currently I’m actively looking for markets and avenues to get published.

I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer and “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs).

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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