I was talking to my Mum the other night and she mentioned that she has trouble sleeping because her mind doesn’t stop thinking. In a nutshell, she can’t stop overthinking.
Mum mentioned something about not being able to control that, which immediately got my attention.
The thing is we can control our thinking.
We can control our thoughts a lot more than we realize.
This is something I have been working on a LOT over the last couple of years. I’ll admit I’m not exactly where I want to be yet but I’ve come along in leaps and bounds from how I used to be, not all that long ago.
I used to be an overthinker.
I’d overthink conversations and situations. I’d wallow. I’d obsess about things. Then I’d obsess over them some more.
My mind would often wander into a field of crazy sh*t thinking (and not in a good creative way!)
Hey, I still occasionally overthink but I have improved a lot.
On a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the worst, I’m probably at a 2 – 3 nowadays. I used to be a big fat 10! Big improvement.
With that in mind, here are my tips on how to stop overthinking.
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Important Note – I am not a trained therapist or medical professional. If you suffer from depression, severe anxiety or suspect you may have a mental illness, please seek help from a trained medical professional.…