Over Thinking

Making decisions can be difficult

 

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”Over-thinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is.”
Karen Salmansohn

Thinking about something in endless circles — is exhausting.

Sometimes our minds unnecessarily wrestles with events that are not even remotely likely. Your sore throat is life threatening. Your lost driver’s license fell into the hands of a criminal looking to steal your identity. Negativity like this only breeds more negativity. It is a happiness undercurrent. It will carry you away from the shore and, if you do not swim away, it will pull you under.

Stop over-thinking every dilemma. Answers come to a relaxed mind. Space allows things to fall into place. A calm attitude produces the best results.

When your fears and anxieties have you looking too deeply into things, it creates problems – it does not fix them. If you think and you think and you think, you will think yourself right out of happiness a dozen times, and never once into it.

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Talk yourself out of it by noticing when you are stuck in your head. You can tame your overthinking habit if you can start taking a grip on your self-talk – that inner voice that provides a running monologue throughout the day and even into the night.

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Ask yourself — What is the probability that what I am scared of will actually happen? If the probability is low, what are some more likely outcomes? Recognise your brain is in overdrive or ruminating mode, and then try to snap out of it immediately. Or better still, distract yourself and redirect your attention to something else that requires focus.

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An overactive mind can make life miserable. Learning how to stop spending time in your head is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

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“Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place.”
Jayson Engay


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