I know I have mentioned this before but one of my favorite Youtube channels is Jenna Marbles’ channel. On her channel she did a video about dumb life calculations. Basically she took tasks that most of us feel are pretty ordinary and she added up how much time an average person spends on this task in their life. I thought this video was hilarious and some of the calculations were horrifying. I thought it would be more horrifying to do the anxiety version of life calculations.
As someone who suffers from anxiety, much of my time is spent worrying. Worry takes up a good majority of my time. I want to break down the amount of time I spend worrying on different things to figure out how much of my life is really wasted. Here are three things that I find myself worrying about and how much of my life is wasted on it:
3) Worrying about dying from the next disease outbreak: I figure I am sick for at least a week every year. EVERY TIME I am sick I am convinced I am dying because clearly that is the most logical outcome for a 26 year old. So I figure one week a year for the average life of 80 years and I waste exactly: 8,516 hours in a lifetime!
2) Worrying that my current boyfriend is leaving me. Basically I worry about this every time we fight. We have been together six months and I would say that I have genuinely worried about it one day a week since we have been together. Somehow I think when he looks at me the wrong way he must be leaving. Its not logical but there it is. So this means I have spent: 24 days worrying since our relationship has started.
1) Worrying that I will not find a job. UPDATE bloggers. I have found full time work and I start July 7! But as many of you know I have been in and out of work only picking up part time jobs since September. I worried 24/7 while I was out of work. That means I spent: 6,720 hours worrying about not finding work!
Looking at these numbers it is so clear to me that if I can just find a way to stop worrying I will free up so much time and energy in my life. Worry is really the root of so many problems. With this new job will come a new beginning and a new approach to life. Worrying will be left behind!
Have a worry free weekend bloggers. Please enjoy the video that inspired this post!