Worrying does not make anything better. Instead, it makes a bad situation seem even worse. By focusing on what is going wrong, you neglect what is going right.
It is easy to imagine a molehill into a mountain. Just give your fear free reign, and it will run amok. But things tend not to be as bad as they might appear.
Even when things look grim, worry will paint you into a quagmire. The energy will be lacking to soldier on. And you will succumb to your own despair.
A real tragedy cuts deeper than our anxiety. Things will never feel as bad as we think they are. Still, actual pain has substance which makes its existence clear.
Putting on a happy face is fake. Still, you can refuse to contribute to your miserable state. Let the fear stand in the corner, while it shouts its dire predictions.
Bad things will come and we must be ready. Good things will come and we must cherish them. Bringing yourself down will only prevent you from rising above.