Dear readers, I hope you have enjoyed my previous post “6 things you can do to boost self-confidence“. Today i would like to share an important topic “To overcome your overthinking and the causes and solutions of overthinking” with you, hope you will share your feedback.
As it is clear by the word that overthinking means thinking too much. Overthinking is like just continuously thinking of things instead of doing or acting them. You are overthinking; If you are repeating your thoughts over again and again but you are not doing that. Overthinking prevent you from making progress in life, it prevents you from doing new things. over-thinking just consumes your energy and time but there is no benefit of overthinking. In over-thinking thinking whenever any minor problem comes in front of you it makes you feel bigger and scarier than an actual one.
Causes and Impacts of Overthinking
Overthinking impacts much on your emotional regulation and sleep pattern and it makes your life harder to enjoy. Over-thinking bounds you in certain thoughts which are completely useless to think of, it is just like you are connected to any pole with rope and you are continuously going in circles again and again. You are not stepping forward you are held in a past pattern.
Overthinking is caused by self-doubts or by Low self-esteem. it is also caused by anxiety, stress, depression, and demotivation. Overthinking spoils all your inner peace. All of your happiness disappears in a single moment due to overthinking.
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Now the question arises that what type of thoughts you face in over-thinking. Are they positive and beneficial or they are negative and harmful? So, it depends on the situation or on the thing that you are thinking about. You can judge which type of thoughts they are (but most of the time these thoughts just seem to be positive but are not in real life).
Most of the time people don’t admit that they are over-thinker. It feels shameful to hear that you are over-thinker and this thought came in your mind is also due to over-thinking. I am also an overthinker and I proudly admit it because it’s not a crime to be an over-thinker. Overthinking is also a part of our life. I am used to be an overthinker for a long time but now I am also able to deal with over-thinking.
Side effects of overthinking and how to control
Now I am gonna share with you some of the side effects of overthinking and how to control overthinking.
What happens when you are over-thinker? Instead of finding solutions you continuously think of any event or any person or of any problem something happened in your past which hits you hard. Instead of reacting you just keep overthinking and can’t get it out from your mind.
What if? or why? these are not only words, but these are just like your enemies because these words make your bad situation into the worst one. Even if something that happens in a minor thing you will think like that is the worse than anything else.
Now you have entered into the world of negative thoughts. Welcome here;
Now you are fully concerned over your past mistakes, whatever you have done in your past. or about your current problems and leads to negative outcomes.
In over-thinking, you just have your new image which isn’t really true your every word or thought would be completely different than the actual one.
Above all are the signs of overthinkers.
To overcome your overthinking
Notice when you are overthinking accept it that you cannot take medicine without knowing about the disease so same here without accepting you just can’t overcome the over-thinking so first you must be aware that when you over-thinking. start thinking about the way you overthink and when you feel that you are continuously thinking over only one thing and you are unable to control that thought than just tell yourself that those aren’t productive.
Always accept that you are an overthinker because sometimes it also happens like that you start pretending that you aren’t an overthinker and this happens when someone continuously says that you are over-thinking and stop it. Even if you are not over-thinking at the moment so in such a situation you just start pretending that you aren’t so first please accept that you are.
Now point out all of those things which you think of or those every thought which you overthink about and keep them with you. So, it will help you a lot because it is like a mirror for you whenever you look in that so always keep an eye on yourself keeping a diary is the best thing you can do.
It is time to keep yourself calm and control your mind. So, meditation is the best way to control your mind. First go to any peaceful place or just go to your room and start doing breathing exercise do it for 10 minutes and follow this every day. It is much beneficial to keep you calm.
Whenever you are feeling like you are overthinking just avoid them and start doing something. You know you just overthink when you are completely free so engage yourself in any work and then give your complete concentration on them. Or start moving like go on to a walk and focus on your walk keep your mind out of that thoughts and give a look to your surroundings. It will help you in two ways one is you stop overthinking and second is it increases your observation power.
Always remember, Only GOD is perfect nothing else. Don’t wait for perfect, take the hand and make it perfect for your relationship. (Lifestyle Guru)
Last Updated: April 22, 2020