10 Steps for stop overthinking and be positive

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It is very difficult for people to live a positive lifestyle and not overthink. I have being through and believe me it’s very hard to keep your head high when you have a dark cloud over your head. Why we overthink ? We think and analyze any situation because the people and the thing we have in life are precious and we work hard to accomplish things that satisfy our desire. I know this might sounds selfish but the truth is everyone to be happy and get want they wants. If they don’t, they worry too much and start to overthink the situation which doesn’t even exist yet. Overthinking is one deadly potion that affects your studies, social life, and love life. This will lead to anxiety and stress. Your overthinking is making your life difficult then there is 10 step to stop the habit :

1. Overthinking is not a good tool for you to use in any decision

while making a decision which is not a good idea to jump into conclusion on the bases of your overthinking a situation that might not actually going to happen.  Use your logical sense and understands your situation wisely. Then , if needed talk to the concerned person what action you need to do if you have a problem with them. It is a wise decision to analyze your situation with some common sense rather than jumping into a conclusion.

2. Your prediction will never be true

Overthinking about your future and then predict it again and again . Let’s face it will never happen and go according to your plan. I overthink things about my future like I predicted I will never pass my semester but I did. Likewise, even if you overthink something negative. We assure and don’t worry , it wouldn’t happen. Know that your prediction will be change with time . This will bring a peace of mind even if you overthink things. In the end, it will work out.

3. Know that overthink is dangerous , use this as your motivation

Overthinking overkills you leading to depression , anxiety, eating disorder and even self-harm. Studies shows that 32,827 people from 127 countries are in stress due to family history, education. relationship or social loneliness. The same studies also indicate that this happen because most of them negatively overthink their situation in their lives which had lead to depression and stress. For your happiness and well-being life, don’t worry too much .

4.  Be active all day and don’t let your mind overthink things

There is a saying from the bible , ‘empty mind is a devil’s workshop ‘ The main reason for you to overthink is you are free and you have nothing to do. You  will keep on thinking useless things that is not good for you nor people around you. To avoid that, keep a hobby to keep you occupied or be go out and travel to new places. Do some meditation or exercises in your free time. It is not only good for your body but also for your mind.

 

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5. Know the reason for what causing you to overthink

We need to know what causes you to overthink a situation and find out the solution by talking to that person or a cause that makes you overthink things. For example, one of your friends is angry with you and doesn’t reply to your text and then you start to overthink.  Instead of this, confront that person and discuss it with him or her. This was you can ease your mind in peace.

6. Tell your friends about your problem of overthinking

It is helpful on many levels, Instead of assuming about things by yourself. Talk to your friends about it. It is best to know other opinions about a situation which will help to reduce your overthinking habit. It also helps you to reduce stress after all sharing problems always help you to be less worried. It will give you a new way of thinking about the situation.

7. Learn to forgive and forget

Misfortune happens to everyone. Losing somebody and something is a part of our life. We must practice to forgive and forget instead of dwelling into thoughts that take over the mind into negative thoughts. That’s the part of life and this is how we grow and live. Forgive reduce stress, increase happiness, improve mood, and your health.  I promise you it will reduce overthinking things and it will make your life happier.

8. Distract your thoughts

Know when you overthink.  You need to control your thoughts and ask your self that is it really true this will going to happen?  Try to take a situation in a positive light. Making yourself aware that you are overthinking is a great way to control your thoughts and use it against and turn it in a positive way.

9. Look at other’s problem to get an idea

Solving your own problem is a big thing for you when it comes to solving other’s problems you find it easier to give your solution quickly. I know because I have gone through it. Get a perspective from their problem and applied it to your life. This will help you not to overthink too much. Talk to people who have the same problem and look at how they handle this. Who knows you will find an idea from their problems. Plus, helping others will also help you to be positive and happy in life.

10. Not every decision you make it perfect so don’t stress out

Humans are not perfect, they make mistakes and then reflect them to find a better decision. So, don’t overthink yourself from making the wrong decision. You need to be yourself and reflect that mistake and try to make it right.  World and people changes and so do your decision. Do be afraid to make a bold move. Be confidence in what you want in life.

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About Sukrity Sharma 11 Articles
Nepal based student of Journalism , studying Masters of Journalism and public relations. She worked as a content writer and now pursuing to the field of Journalism and public relation to be an advocate for the voices who needs to be heard.

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