Monday, July 20, 2009

43 days a year?!!

So today at work I learned that tomorrow I'm getting new computer. As I sat and worried about the tech guys touching my keyboard with their "dirty" hands, I looked at my adding machine. And I did a calculation. I estimated how much time I waste worrying, or not sleeping well, or looking up stuff on the internet to reassure myself. When I added it all up (it's pretty rough, but I don't think it's too high), I estimated that I spent more than 43 full 24-hour days worrying every year. Think of how much I could get done, or how much fun I could have, or how much extra sleep I'd get if I could give my worry up. I figure the illnesses I'm so worried about probably make me miserable about 6 days in a typical year. That's 7 times less than I currently make myself miserable. It's an eye-opener for sure.

1 comment:

  1. That is a good eye opener. It sounds like I need to do a check like that for myself. :D By the way, I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for's nice to find someone else who feels the way I do. :D