For reasons I won’t go into, my money pressure was increased today.

This naturally caused me to worry, which is ironic1, given my current series. In order to pull out of a worry spiral, I took action based on my previous reading of How to Stop Worrying. I mean that literally. I took action.

In some ways, it doesn’t matter what the action was, but it certainly helps if it moves the ball forward. In this case, I listed for sale a bunch of excess stuff I shouldn’t have bought in the first place. I can’t go back in time and be less of an dummy, but I can avoid the sunk cost fallacy by clawing back some money now.

Today’s selling process was tedious and consumed most of my day. This is much of the point: it’s hard to dwell on worry when you’re busy. A somewhat less ideal consequence of my being busy is that I didn’t allow time enough to finish the reading for today’s post. For now, I will just have to leave you with this foreshadowing of a later, more in-depth post.

If you’re battling worry now, stay tuned. In the meantime, get busy doing something, anything.

  1. I think. Yes, I really do think. ↩︎