Are you thinking too much?
Whether it is eating or thinking – anything in control is good! Even an ounce more than normal may have deteriorating, harmful effects on our mind and body.
Agreed that in today’s fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle, stress is a given. Be it the household matters or financial emergencies, a 21st century human will always have his mind filled with stress and tension. And with time, these petty issues become a nuisance and thus result into overthinking. Overthinking might not only affect your social connections but also affect you personally and emotionally.
Easier said than done, but it’s never too late to start. If you too are affected with this habit of overthinking, read on to find out effective ways to get rid of it.
Think less, Act fast
Prepare a plan of action, set timelines for yourself and get into action. If you know what you have to do next, it will perhaps reduce the procrastination and hence reduce the overthinking. Thinking about a particular thing forever will only block your way to success. Just take a decision and learn to act, fast!
Deadlines are a must
Don’t start any activity without an authentic plan and don’t plan anything without setting realistic deadlines. Again, setting a deadline and adhering to it are two different things. Set realistic deadlines and aim to achieve them at any cost. If your mind is prepared to complete a task on a pre-determined deadline, it will get indulged into finding solutions rather than counting the problems.
Learn to accept the truth
No matter how bitter the truth is, learn to accept it. Period. No individual can control everything at the same time. Trying to focus on everything at the same time will ultimately leave you empty-handed. Also, to err is human. Every successful individual has made at least one grave mistake in life. So, don’t let your mistakes overpower you. Rather than overthinking about it, take a lesson from it and move on.
Let go of your fears
Trying to predict the outcome of your activities is a fool’s job. Hence, there is no use in indulging your mind in thinking about what will happen if I do this, or that. In fact, this kind of overthinking will only mess up things in life. And most of the times, the outcome is not as bad as you feared. Hence, it is better to act without bearing any fears in mind.
Live life in Present moment
Many people knowingly or unknowingly spare time in thinking about the past deeds or future events. This again can lead to overthinking and the result is – you lose the present moment in life. Simply put, by living in the present can resolve a lot of overthinking issues in life.
Your social conditions and company also determine how you are and what you are. Hence, chose the company wisely. Don’t let negative people surround you. Read good books, watch motivational films often, and most important avoid sitting idle for an empty mind is a devil’s workshop.