You think, think again, and keep thinking, which becomes overthinking, and it is a hard habit to break.
It’s illusional for humans to believe that thinking about one particular thing would bring you the best and the most effective solution. However this may not be true all the time. While the truth is that overthinking exhausts you enough to not be productive in other areas of your life and this becomes our unconscious habit. Overthinking a really a hard habit to accept and break, Isn’t it?
Overthinking is dangerous for all aspects of your life, be it your career, relationships or your own health, and overthinking becomes a hard habit to break because
Firstly, You become or feel stuck in the repetitive cycle of the same thoughts. It might be the same conversation or the same shortcomings or discussions, and you vividly run through them repeatedly and again, which would cause mental stress on you.
Secondly, it would make you indecisive at the moment as you would struggle to make decisions. You’re simply looking at every possible scenario of the situation and taking a lot of time covering/accessing all those scenarios, which might not even happen in reality.
And finally, overthinking is also a bad habit to break because we don’t accept that we overthink, and we overbeat ourselves for the choices we make or the decisions we take. This takes us to the edge of stress, anxiety and depression at times.
The good news is that if you overthink, you’re not alone; many other people like you do overthink.
Overthinking is hard to break if you don’t make your life beautiful.
Here are the top 4 steps that you can do to stop overthinking.
- Focus on what you can control– when you find yourself being stuck in the loop of overthinking, then to break this habit take a moment to pause and reflect on what is it that you’re worried for? What’s the real problem? How this problem can be solved? Do you need to complete the conversation with someone or need some financial or other external help?
- Let go of the past:- We overthink because we have built from our experiences. All our energies are wasted in what-if scenarios. We tend to forget that time has changed, and to break this unconscious habit of overthinking our points needs to be channelized in the lessons learnt from the past, learning new perspectives and moving on to a new journey.
- Focus on the solution:- Now, you have identified what you can control and the real problem behind your overthinking. Work on finding the resolution of this problem. Don’t give energy to the problem by overthinking it. Instead, focus on the solution, so you get to know what best works for you! What changes do you need to bring in your life to solve your problem? Is it the change in the career path or change in your lifestyle that you need to make for your better life?
- Change your story and change your questions. When you were born, you were titled as a little bundle of joy than over some time. You get programmed by your environment that you are not good enough, you can’t be on time, you can not do this. We start believing this and start saying the same to ourselves “I can’t be on time” I can’t do this”. In this way, overthinking will be a hard habit to break,? so, we need to change the stories that we tell ourselves and start asking the right questions at the right time.
In the end, remember you matter the most in this world.
You always have choices. Just look around.