Seven reasons why you should not overthink

So here are seven reasons why you should not overthink:

Seven reasons why you should not overthink

1. It extends the time-frame instead of healing the pain

Overthinking can be seen as a poison rather than an antidote. It can have a devastating effect on your physical and mental balance. Instead of clearing a path for future possibilities, it blocks the road so nothing can pass.

2. Everything won’t always be yours to control

Whether you like it or not, you cannot control everything that goes on in your life. We can’t determine what the weather will be like for your next holiday, so why bother worrying about it?

But for some, the notion of unpredictable variables causes them stress, so they try to take charge using their thoughts. This negativity can captivate them and exert its influence. Here you need to accept that you cannot control everything, you can only prepare for the possible eventualities.

3. It focuses on the problem instead of the solution

In the majority of cases, patience and time are the best solutions. But when overthinking, we don’t tend to wait and act on potential solutions that arise. It deludes us – makes us focus on other ‘ways out’ that are probably the wrong choices.

4. It saps your positive energy

We tend to possess a lot of positive energy in confidence, optimism, joy and peace. But overthinking can rob us of these great qualities and replace them with anger, resentment, fear and worry.

5. It can make you less thankful

No matter what situation you are in, there will be something that you are thankful for. Being thankful enables you to really appreciate what’s going on in your life. Overthinking can block these thoughts, flooding your mind with negativity.

6. It can inflate our insecurities

Our insecurities tend to surface from the depths of our mind when we start to overthink. Our insecurities dent our self-confidence and self-esteem.

7. It can put the “what if?” record on repeat

Overthinking can put you in surreal situations that haven’t or will not happen, often leading to a negative trail of thought. You need to remember that nothing can influence these, we should find solace in this instead of trying to improve every situation that enters our head.

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Written by Ross East

Written by Ross East

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