Are you one of those people who are constantly thinking? Are you the kind of person who imagines every possible scenario when you are facing a situation? Are you tired of always being overwhelmed by your thoughts? If so, don’t worry, so am I. Because I don’t want my brain to overheat, I decided to share with you 10 tips to stop overthinking, enjoy!
1. Perceive the unhealthy side of thinking too much! Being consumed by the same thoughts permanently prevents you to move forward. When your thoughts are like a roller coaster in your head, it’s time to clear your mind if you don’t want to end up crazy! When you have a problem to solve, it’s nice to find alternatives but limit yourself to 2 or 3, not 10. This will be counterproductive otherwise and you will have a headache! 2. Practice intense physical activity! Like running or swimming for example. Focused on your efforts and your performance, you will not have time to think about anything else, trust me. Since I started running, I feel a lot better! 3. Get rid of your thoughts! Write them down in a diary or talk to a friend. It will help you for sure and your mind will be lighter! 4. Make a list of all the things that bother you! When you will have nothing more to write, it will mean that you are done thinking! 5. Give yourself a slot of 15 minutes a day to think about your existential questions! It has to be always at the same hour. Like this, the next time you will be bothered by a thought, just tell yourself to postpone the moment of reflection to the time you have set. One thing at a time, as we say… 6. Think about concrete actions for the things you can control! For example, if you want to lose weight, get rid of all the junk in your fridge! 7. Socialize! The more you spend time with people, the less you think about your personal problems. It’s an excellent way to clear your head. 8. Read! Get a good book or a magazine and relax! This will allow your mind to escape… 9. Listen to music that you like with eyes closed! Focus on the melody and just enjoy the moment. You will feel better for sure! 10. Don’t dwell on the past and focus on the present! We cannot change what happened in the past but we can anticipate the future! Stay positive and you will be ok. Hope these 10 tips will allow you to stop overthinking. Feel free to give your opinion in the comment field. Cheers 🙂