Get over overthinking

You can’t get over the past 큐피드 비스트로 다운로드. Your perceived mistakes and failures are consuming your every waking moment, and you worry about what the future holds. You’re stuck in an overthinking rut, and you don’t know how to get out of it.

Say hello to analysis paralysis. Overthinking is not just irritating; it can be harmful to your health. Studies show that thinking too much about everything can have a negative effect on your productivity, lower your performance, kill your creativity, rob you of your willpower, and steal your happiness.

In the long run, this can lead to serious emotional distress, and increase your risk for mental health problems.

Mental illness is often ignored or misdiagnosed. Talk to a Doctor on the Hello Doctor app if you think you might be suffering from anxiety or depression.

 

Think less, do more
Putting an end to overthinking and negative thought patterns is easier said than done. But with practice, you can overcome this bad habit. Here’s how:

  • Distract yourself. Use happy and healthy alternatives like dancing, drawing and painting to distance yourself from bad thoughts and overanalysing. It may also help to do something spontaneous. Try a new food, watch a new TV series or read a book. This can help clear your head and change your way of thinking, which can, in turn prevent overthinking.
  • Be mindful. Make yourself more aware of the here and now by practising mindfulness; a form of meditation where you focus on the present moment without judgment. As obsessive, worrying thoughts come in, acknowledge them. Take note of where your mind drifted and how it made you feel. Then, release them. This will quiet your mind and help you stay grounded in the present moment. You can think a thousand stressful thoughts a day, but you can also choose let those thoughts come and go. Think, don’t hoard.
  • Move it. Burn some calories. Exercise is a great way to free your mind of negative thoughts and feelings. Even if it’s just for five minutes, find something you enjoy and do it every day. Maybe it’s a bit of dancing, running or yoga. Whatever it is let the bad energy out. As it becomes a habit, you’ll notice yourself overthinking less and you may become a better decision maker.
  • Exhale! Breathing can relax your body and mind, and calm those obsessive thoughts. It can help put things into perspective, and connect you to the present moment. When overthinking hits, take a few minutes to focus on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply until the excessive thinking goes away.
  • Poof… begone. Think about it this way: are you in control of the situation associated with the thought? Can you change it in any way? If you can, great. If not, accept that you can’t control the outcome of every situation. Let go and let it be. Trust that everything happens at the right time and place, and that everything will work out as it was meant to be.
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References:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2016/02/12/6-ways-to-stop-overthinking-everything/#50295ed7455b
http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/10-simple-ways-you-can-stop-yourself-from-overthinking.html
http://themindunleashed.com/2014/09/8-ways-stop-thinking-find-peace.html
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-simple-ways-stop-overthinking.html
https://blog.todoist.com/2015/07/08/analysis-paralysis-and-your-productivity/