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Saturday, September 16, 2017

10 Simple ways you can stop yourself from overthinking

Overthinking doesn't sound so bad on the surface--thinking is good, right?
But overthinking can cause problems.
When you overthink, your judgments get cloudy and your stress gets elevated. You spend too much time in the negative. It can become difficult to act.

If this feels like familiar territory to you here is my advice for how to stop over-thinking and find peace in the present moment by these 10 simple ways……………..

1) Accept that You Have a Problem with Over-Thinking.

 If your anxiety about the future is stopping you from enjoying the present, you have a problem. Burying your head in the sand or denying this reality will only make the situation worse.

 If you are not sure if you have a problem, ask your friends and loved ones to be honest with you, because they are usually the ones who will see it even if you cannot.

2) Breathe More

The first and easiest thing you can do is BREATHE. Breathing will relax you, calm you, connect you to the present moment, and ground you to Mother Earth. It sounds so simple but often when our mind starts to race to bad places, we become manic and frantic when what we need to do is relax the body and mind.

It can relax the body and calm the adrenal system’s response to the obsessive thoughts. Do this for 10 minutes or until the excessive thinking slows down.

3) Talk Less

So many over-thinkers, especially those of us of the female persuasion, can’t help but want to ‘talk it out’ when we are feeling stressed and worried.

While talking about the worries can sometimes help, it usually will make things worse, especially if the person you are talking to is also an over-thinker, and you spend the entire time over-analyzing and dissecting every detail of every negative problem in our lives.

If you really feel the need to express your issues, you can always write them down, to clear them out of your mind and realize that your concerns might sound silly when you read them back to yourself.

4) Change the Channel

Busying yourself with an activity is the best way to change the channel. Exercise, engage in conversation on a completely different subject or get working on a project that will distract your mind from the barrage of negative thoughts.

5) Don’t care about what people think?

This was the hardest one for me. It’s so easy to be manipulated by people’s opinions, but what you’ve got to do is look at yourself and be happy.

 If you’re happy with yourself other people’s opinions don’t mean to you, We live in a world where everyone judges everyone, accept that, but don’t let it limit your life in any way because of others.

6) Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

If you dwell on the hard times you’ll just be a miserable person that nobody wants to be around. Fit in a gym session before or after work, eat healthily and smile more.

Stop complaining and make things happen.

7) Be grateful.

Wake up every morning and write down three things you’re grateful for. It might sound cheesy at first, but by doing this you will start your day with a positive mindset

I use the Five Minute Journal, but even writing three things down in a plain notebook every morning works!

I am grateful for the fresh air I breathe
I am grateful for waking up with a healthy body and mind
I am grateful for all the love I give and receive

8) Accept that no matter how smart you are, you cannot predict the future

  By accepting that overthinking a life decision or an issue is not helpful because I’m more likely to be wrong than right, I became more self-aware and free to take action and move forward.

Accept. Don’t Overthink. Move Forward and Embrace the Chaos!

9)Turn negatives into positives.

I focus on the positive aspect for example: Instead of saying “I don’t like my hair today, it’s so frizzy”, I say, “My eyes look so big with my winged eyeliner today!”  It’s that simple! You won’t change your negative thoughts overnight especially if it’s habitual for you to make them.

10) Have a vision.

Thinking too much about the future will cause anxiety – believe me, I’m speaking from experience, but you do have to have some kind of vision as to where you’re headed in life. Have a few goals, but don’t think things will happen in the exact way you’ve imagined it. Things change, be open to this and if things pan out a little differently, know that it’s the right thing that has happened.

Life is short so enjoy it and do the things you love and spend time with the people you love. Sometimes you’ve got to be okay with not being okay, and that’s okay! Remember, it’s not what you do in life you regret, it’s what you don’t do in life you regret.

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