How To Stop Overthinking ?

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A. Getting rid of your thoughts

“I get anxious about everything. I just can’t stop thinking about things all the time. And here’s the really destructive part — it’s always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done.” — Hugh Laurie

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1. Accept the fact that you are overthinking.

2. Meditate.

3. Exercise.

4. Say your thoughts out loud.

5. Seek advice.

B. Take control of your thoughts

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1. Make a concrete list of the things that are bothering you.

2. Keep a journal of the things that bother you.

3. Have a to-do list.

4. Set a daily time for reflection.

C. Living in the moment

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1. Solve as many problems as you can.

2. Be social.

3. Find an enjoyable hobby.

4. Dance.

5. Explore nature.

6. Read more.

7. Make a gratitude list.

8. Enjoy beautiful music.

9. Laugh more.


· Keep in mind that you are not alone, everyone is thinking. Why do you think we sleep? To rest from all the commotion.

· Don’t dwell on the past, especially if it is a heavy and negative past. If you dwell on certain situations, realize that cutting yourself off from the present moment for too long can be dangerous and lead to confusion.

· Remember to be proud to be a thinker. Don’t try to change your personality completely, just try to make your thinking habits more manageable.

· Thinking is a process that could have a positive or negative outcome. Use your thoughts for good, you will become a better person.

· When you reflect, don’t put yourself down. This will add to your anxiety and the spiral of your negative thoughts. Be comfortable with the outcome of your thoughts and the answers that may not be what you hope for. Deal with these disappointments. Tell yourself it’s over and I didn’t get what I wanted. I will survive. The word survive implies that it is a matter of life and death. Most of the time you will laugh at this as you realize that the problem is benign and that you are putting pressure on yourself for nothing.

· Play with animals. This is a great way to detach yourself from your thoughts. Animals will make you laugh and realize that it’s the little things in life that matter.

· When you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts, take time to relax and analyze your thoughts before you become paralyzed.

· Be neutral and use your brain to communicate information effectively. Your mind will work best when hormonal changes and adrenaline flow are minimal.

· Stop reading this article and call a friend! Have fun and try to relax.

· Take a nice hot bath with candles and relax, this will help a lot!

· Take a breath! Concentrate on 5 to 10 deep breaths. This will distract your mind and you will be able to focus on the moment and what you are doing.



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Emma Randy

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