I use to worry- a lot.
I would be in bed at night and not sleeping because I would start worrying about the next day, the next week, the next year. I would think thoughts like- if this (fill in the blank) changed, everything would be fine. What I found is that when one situation would be resolved, I still worried. Finally, I realized that I had developed a worrying problem and that even if things were going relatively well, I probably would still worry.
I determined that I did not want to live my life in this way... what worked for me was to find the perfection in the moment. At night, when I would begin worrying, I would stop and say... this moment is perfect. My bed is comfortable, my sheets smell good, my room is relaxing... and I would name everything that was perfect about the moment. Each time that I would slip into worry... I would bring myself back to the moment.
I learned that even in trying times, I could find perfect moments here and there. If I had a big meeting that involved stress- in the car, I would keep my thoughts from worry by bringing myself to the moment. "In this moment, the clouds are beautiful, the car is moving along, I can choose the music I want, I feel my hands on the wheel", etc
I felt immediate peace and relaxation. The more I practiced being in the moment and feeling the perfection of the moment... the more I felt bliss and joy in every day life.
Perfection in the moment could be a cool hand on a fevered forehead, a cold glass of water soothing a parched throat, deep sobbing that releases emotions- perfection in the moment doesn't mean that we don't have ups and downs... it means being present for your life.
Exercise: Take three deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling slowly each time. Describe this present moment... find the perfection in it... Notice how you feel as you bring yourself present.