How do you spend your time? I don’t know about you, but I spend it worrying. And it works. Did you know that when I worry, most of the things I worry about never happen?
Okay, okay. I know that you’re going to tell me that worrying is a waste of time. Some will even say that it’s a misuse of the imagination. It’s stressful, and it may even be the reason why a bottle of Tums has taken up residence on my desk.
I’d love to be one of those people who say that they aren’t worried about anything. They just focus on life and live without the pains of an ulcer developing in their stomach. Talk about living the life.
Dear past, thank you for all of the lessons. Dear future, I’m ready …
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” It’s good advice, but it’s not like I can just stop what I’m doing at this point.
It’s the beginning of the year, so we might as well talk about resolutions. Even though I am a firm believer that worrying works, the chalky taste of Tums is getting to me. Perhaps I will focus more on providing quality erections throughout Sherman Country and less on worrying. And yes, I’m talking about pole barns.
So, I’ll take some advice that’s been provided to me over the years.
Take Deep Breaths
I’ve been told that taking deep cleansing breaths can be a great way to relax and focus more on the tasks at hand than about worrying.
It’s when I need to remember the words of Glenn Turner. He said, “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”
There are plenty of ways to get the worrying out of my head. Deep breaths and yoga certainly help. And often, just taking a drive around Sherman Country can be rejuvenating. I drive around Kansas with the windows open and take in all of that beautiful country air.
When I lay eyes on a beautiful pole barn, I am reminded that there really isn’t anything to worry about. As long as I have a well-constructed building all around me, life becomes easier.
Maybe I’ll sign up for a yoga class or two for the new year. I’ll learn about all of the cleansing breaths that I need. And if I boost my flexibility in the process, that’s a bonus. Of course, I’ll have to get one of those weird, roll-up yoga mats.
Speak About My Fears
Another piece of advice that has been given to me is to speak about my fears. They say that it’s healthy to talk about what causes me to worry with friends and family. Should I not want to openly talk, I can also write about it in a journal.
Those are certainly interesting.
“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” – Glenn Turner
Most of my friends and family know about my propensity for worrying. In fact, many keep bottles of Tums in their medicine cabinets solely for when I come to visit.
I’m not sure if anyone wants to hear about my incessant worries, especially knowing that there isn’t anything that they can do to help me.
As for keeping a journal, that would probably last for a month or two. It would go out the window as most resolutions do. You know, it’s like when you sign up for a gym membership on January 1, and by March 15, you’ve forgotten all about going.
Focus on What I Can Control
Then, there’s the advice of focusing on only what you can control. This advice is actually worth its weight in gold.
It’s like the old serenity prayer. Accept the things I cannot change, provide me with the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I know that there are a lot of things that I cannot change. However, it doesn’t stop me from worrying about them. As I said, I’m pretty sure that worrying about them has actually prevented them from ever happening. And if you think that I’m wrong, kindly keep that opinion to yourself.
By focusing on what I can control, I can end up being more productive. It’s true. I’ve found that spending a full day worrying is actually more stressful than spending a full day working.
I get so much more done when I’m focused and in control.
Is that a resolution that I can actually vocalize? For the New Year, I’ll be more controlling. I’m sure everyone around me will love that.
I Ain’t Worried About Pole Barns
Focusing on what I can control does actually have a nice ring to it. It’s definitely more manageable than enrolling in yoga in the park or writing my feelings down in a journal.
I got 99 problems and 86 of them are completely made-up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no reason.
I worry about the weather, my children, my parents, the traffic, the government, and countless things that I have no control over.
Here’s what I can control: Quality Erections.
It’s not happy people who are thankful. It’s thankful people who are happy.
There’s no reason for anyone to worry about the building that they’ll use for their home, their agriculture, or their business when they depend on a pole barn. One look around Sherman Country makes it obvious that we know what we’re doing. We have quality buildings that are built to meet the demands of our clients.
With a sturdy metal building, there’s no need to worry about the wind, the weather, or how time will have an impact on the construction. Our buildings are meant to last, which means they make amazing long-term investments.
Our new office in Kansas also means that we have the ability to eliminate worries from those within the state. Who knows. We may even be able to get a few people to throw their bottles of Tums away. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Seriously, we all have worries.
If your resolution for the new year is to worry less, let us help with a pole barn. We’ll make sure it fits all of your needs and wants. Once it’s fully erected, you’ll have fewer worries. You’re welcome.