I'd heard many testimonials to Allen Carr's books on smoking and losing weight, about how remarkably effective they were. Now I don't smoke and don't want to lose weight, but - like most people - I occasionally worry a bit too much, so I thought I'd give this a go. What a con.
Save your money, simply read this old poem:
In this life there are only two things to worry about.
Either you will be rich or poor.
If you are rich, there is nothing to worry about.
But if you are poor, there are only two things to worry about.
Either you will be healthy or sick.
If you are healthy, there is nothing to worry about.
But if you are sick, there are two things to worry about.
Either you will live or you will die.
If you live, there is nothing to worry about.
If you die there are only two things to worry about.
You will either go to heaven or to hell.
If you go to heaven, there will be nothing to worry about.
If you go to hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with all your friends,
you won't have time to worry!
SO WHY WORRY?
And then sing this old song:
What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
That's it - the entire contents of this piece of self-help profundity, in a nutshell. Hopefully I've saved some of you a few quid. That's one less thing to worry about.