Journey to the best health of my life (yes, the journey includes olives)

Waking up crying


Have you ever woken up crying? I have. In fact, I did this morning. I’m not unhappy right now. Things are good. I’m well on my way to completing Whole 30 and Neila Rey’s 30 days of strength. I feel great!  So why did I wake up crying?

I don’t remember my dream, but my first thought was losing my husband.  That’s all it took.  I imagined being in hospital and being told he had passed.  My heart hurt and my eyes filled with tears.  So, I guess, the love that I feel for him made me cry.  That’s not such a bad reason, right?  He is still here by my side and I hope we have many more memories together before either one of us has to learn to cope without the other.

One thing I’ve learned is that I am a worrier.  Not warrior, worrier.  I worry about the future.  About what might happen.  My mind takes me to worst situation and I wonder how I would cope.  Life can change in a split second.  I’ve seen it happen too many times.  I know I should enjoy the life I have today and not think about what I can’t control, but sometimes it is easier said than done.

Do you worry too?  Or are you better than me at enjoying life for what it is?  How do you keep worries about the future from controlling your thoughts today?


Author: Foxy-O

I’m a 30-something female who’s striving to be the healthiest woman I can be through diet and exercise. In early 2013 I was introduced to the world of Paleo. I completed Whole30 and had fantastic results. I had finally found something that worked for me! My blog is a jumble of my thoughts as I take the journey through my life. Somewhere for me to unleash my views, my challenges, my failures and my successes (hopefully!).

9 thoughts on “Waking up crying

  1. I could be a worrier too but it’s been suppressed over time. I make it a point of duty now, not to ever think too much about the future. I’m used to it. I squeeze the total amount of pleasure I can get from a particular day and concentrate on being happy. Even when I somehow know that i’ll have an issue the next day, I push the thought away. And when I do have to face the issue, it doesn’t hurt or disturb me so because I know that just yesterday I was busy being happy so, today, i’ll suck it up fast so I can still have time to be happy later.
    That’s how I do… and it works. So I’m a warrior today so that I don’t have to be a worrier tomorrow.

    • I love that … a warrior today so that you don’t have to be a worrier tomorrow 🙂 I am going to try and take a page out of your book! Squeezing happiness when it is there sounds like a great plan. I’m going to squeeze it too!

  2. I do worry at times as well, but have come to the realization that tomorrow will come regardless of if I worry or not. It helps me put my worries and fears in perspective.

  3. I used to worry A LOT! In fact, my Grandma and Mom worry all of the time and so u was raised to worry. They would always tell me that it was in my DNA and I bought into that lie/excuse for awhile. But then one day I decided I wouldn’t worry anymore. It’s a choice and while it took awhile, I slowly learned to not worry. Anytime the first thought would come into my mind that might cause worry, I would immediately not entertain it but rather think of something else totally unrelated. My faith has also helped. I try to leave it in Jesus’ hands and not take it back from Him. I hope this helps you sugars. Xo

  4. Hey hun!!!
    I nominated you for a Liebster award!
    Pls check out my post “oh look, a liebster is here” for participation details.
    Participation is optional.

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