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How to stop overthinking

Overthinking is one of the most draining mental ruts that one can find themselves in. It is draining because it feels as if you have lost control of your mind. Your mind will run rampant entertaining the same tired thoughts that you wish to extinguish. If left unchecked overthinking can lead to unnecessary stress and can ultimately diminish the quality of your life in a major way.
I have come up with 6 effective strategies that you can start implementing as soon as you sense that you are overthinking.

6. Focus on what’s in your power and disregard what isn’t

What often stresses us out the most are things that are not within our power. If you want peace of mind you must always wage war against the present. Always look for things that you can influence that are within your locus of control.

5. Put things into perspective

It’s not the end of the world and you are still alive so what are you worrying about? There have been countless situations in the past that had you hamstrung but you overcame them didn’t you? You have faced adversity before, and you are still here.

The stoic philosopher Seneca once said,

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

Our minds have a tendency of creating worst-case scenarios. The mind, when left unchecked, will entertain many armageddons that almost never flourish.

4. Be willing to forgive yourself if shit hits the fan

It is the tendency of man to tie his sense of self with his accomplishments, that is to say, a man who has not accomplished much sees himself as being fundamentally flawed. Let’s break away from this mode of thinking. Disidentify your sense of ego from your external worldly results. A failure in the world is not a failure of self but more so a failure of strategy, this insight is liberating.

3. Go into your body and become more mindful

Energy cannot be created nor destroyed it can only be exchanged or transformed. When we overthink there is a dense energy stuck in our mind as our brain fires up like a nuclear reactor. Disperse this energy by going into your body. You can’t focus on two things at once so this is an effective way to get out of your head.

2. Change your environment to prime different emotions

In the field of influential psychology, there is a term called ‘priming’, it is defined as,

“The implicit memory effect in which exposure to a stimulus influences response to a later stimulus”.

Lots of interesting research has gone into priming, for instance, if I was to flash the colour yellow and then later ask you to give me the name of a fruit, you would be more likely to suggest a banana.

Paper on priming: journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0029081&type=printable

1.Get Active

One of the best ways to remove stress and overthinking is through exercise. Pick your poison: running, weight training, yoga, swimming, as long as you are getting active you doing well.
Exercising can provide a natural high through the rush of endorphins (feel-good chemicals) that your body releases upon completion.

Let’s not even get into the health benefits, we will be here all day! Sometimes when you are overthinking the best thing that you can do is get your ass to the gym.


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