Everyone experiences worry to varying degrees. I have some friends who can have days when anxiety almost cripples them for a day, and some friends who never seem to worry for more than five minutes at a time before moving on completely. We are all totally different, and for me the idea of worry is something I understand more and more as I get older. I definitely don't suffer from anxiety, from having best friends that do I can now fully appreciate the difference between being a worrier and suffering from anxiety. My worry is never as debilitating as anxiety can be, more of a constant nag throughout a day - sometimes I forget what it is that is causing that feeling and will actually have to rack my brains to think about what is bringing it on. I always think it's nuts that I can actually forget what I am worrying about, without the worry going again - I imagine anxiety feels like that on a much bigger scale and more intense way.
I can worry about all sorts of things. The relationships in my life usually get under my skin the most, so that can take first place - and I am glad to award that first place because I always think that anything to do with relationships should take priority over everything else. I worry about work sometimes, which is more of a frustrating feeling. Frustrated if things are quiet, if I am not happy with what I am creating, if no new ideas are coming to me. And YES, like almost everyone in this field, I can worry about things as menial as Instagram followers. I am better at reminding myself that that isn't the be all and end all than I was two years ago, when loosing some Instagram followers could dampen my mood for an entire weekend. I can worry that I am not eating well enough, not exercising enough, spending too much time at a desk, being too inefficient in my work, behind on my emails, not chasing invoices hard enough. The endless list - and we all have endless lists in our own lives, and some of the things on those lists will impact us more than others. And I think I that list changes throughout life.
Some things you worry about less as you get older. I used to worry about what other people were doing - whether that be comparing myself to others, caring about what people I didn't know would think of me. I am very glad to say I don't worry about those things anymore. And I think I got past it by feeling more and more confident in myself and my own judgement. I have also found that nothing stops you worrying about, or comparing yourself to other people, like having different life experiences. The more you experience, the broader your horizons become, the more confident you become as a person. I also used to worry about material things, which blogging definitely contributed too. Whether or not having a certain designer piece that I saw other bloggers have would make my blog more successful, or make me seem more successful. I am at a point in my life now where material things rank so low down on the list of things to worry about. And while I have swapped that worry out for other worries, that frankly has to be some sort of success because what good can ever come from overthinking about a Prada handbag?!