I was someone who would overthink everything. I may still have something left of it. But there are surely ways you can overcome your behavior.
There were people who misunderstood me, who disconnected, who said something, who never mattered and many more. If you are an overthinker, you keep repeating what happened, what they said or why they never said anything to you over and over again in your mind. They could be people you care, people, you don’t care or people who you don’t even know. That’s the intensity of overthinking.
Sometimes, we are overthinking the actions of someone, or ourselves. Why did we react that way? Why did I say that? What will they think? Or overthinking some decisions and considering all the worst possible consequences of an action. It might even lead us to never take an action.
All it takes is the powerful thought of letting go. Once you decide you are going to let go the feeling and the urge to constantly think about a situation over and over again, you set yourself free!
Just forget it! Chant this whenever you catch yourself overthinking.
Change the track of your focus to something immediate. What is it that you need to take care of, get on with that activity to shift your thoughts.
If you are overthinking a decision take the next smallest step which will not overwhelm you and will be easy for your mind to handle.
Stop the chain of ‘what ifs’. Shut your eyes and just do it.
Start keeping a broader perspective in every encounter and situations of life. Ask yourself, ‘will this matter to me in a year or five?’ to help you change the course of thoughts to what’s important.
Involve in a creative activity or something you enjoy to do whenever you find yourself lost in thoughts, this will cut your thinking time.
You can’t please everyone; everybody doesn’t have to agree with you; differences exist; everything isn’t in your control.
If you are thinking about the worst case scenarios then don’t start with a vague chain of thoughts. List what you think can go wrong and become a better planner at things.
Consciously attempt to avoid thinking about the past. It can’t be changed and nor is it in your control. But your present is and you have to believe in your future.
None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. We are all pretty silly in our own ways. It will help to move on if you forgive yourself and forget.
Remember it is all just in your head!
Thanks for reading! Hope it helps <3