“Hakuna Matata“, a philosophy from the Disney movie “The Lion King”, is something that I’ve internalized from my childhood. It means no worries, to the end of your days. Timon and Pumbaa have a point. Why worry? It’s stressful. It never leads to anything productive.
As I grew older, it became harder and harder not to worry. Worrying about work, bills and money took over my time. Worrying about my weight loss took over my time. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Behold, three things you can do to just stop worrying.
1. Do all that you possibly can, right now.
First, take action. What can you do to improve your situation? If it’s money, can you take a second job? Can you find other sources of money? Are you cleaning up your diet and exercising? Take the steps you need to take to change the outcome for the better.
2. Once you’re done, let it go.
You’ve done all you can. You’ve sent your job applications, or you’re consistently doing your workouts. At this point, you’re just waiting. There really isn’t a lot more you can do besides continuing to do what you’re doing. Stop thinking about next month’s bill or next week’s weigh-in. Let these things run their course.
3. Have faith. Trust in the process.
Have faith in yourself. No matter what, you’ve done what you can do. That’s something to be proud of. Whatever the outcome may be, accept it, then strive to be better.
Just calm down. Hakuna Matata.
It’s pretty awesome.