The new moon is all about the emergence of new, exciting goals. Dreams of love and money can come true in this happy and optimistic new moon.
￼These days I’m stepping into being visible globally – in my Facebook group, going live on Facebook, and launching my program. I’ll tell you, it’s not coming easily or naturally to me. These tasks involve tremendous time using my mind – thinking, planning, and connecting it all. My mission, though, is to make it as fun and authentic to me as possible.
However, I have begun to overthink during my planning. Yes, we all overthink, it’s just part of who we are as humans, but doing so can possibly elevate our stress or cloud our judgment. Being unclear, we might feel negative, lack confidence, have trouble sleeping, clench our teeth, talk too fast or not at all.
Sometimes we make up stories in our head because we are worried about everything. We get stuck in that story, and each day different aspects and perceptions in it grow. We get into the vicious cycle of overthinking. Do you ever find yourself in this position?
~ Empower ~ Embrace ~ Evolve ~
Steps to Manage Over Thinking – with Ease!
- Be aware of overthinking in the moment, and take a step back. Reflect on the thought and ask yourself: Why am I thinking too much? Why am I thinking about this? Why am I thinking this way? Is it worth my thinking or my energy? Is it true or only a worry?
In this exercise, practice taking control over the thought, so it doesn’t get bigger and overwhelming. It will help you make sense of it and minimize any stress that comes with it.
- Try not to anticipate what may go wrong. Spiral thinking leads to fearing things that may go wrong. When facing this fear, turn it around and visualize what can go right for you.
- See everything in perspective. Try not to make issues bigger than what they truly are. Be aware of the moments, and ask yourself if it is worth your thoughts.
- Know that we can’t anticipate the future. Worrying about the future that hasn’t come yet is a waste of your time. Bring yourself to the present moment, and say, “Everything in the future will happen with my worry or without it. I may as well enjoy the moment!”
- Let’s practice being grateful for the things we have, rather than what we don’t have. Make a list of the things you are grateful for in your life, place it in a visible place, add more things every day. I do this every night. Just be thankful!
- Overthinking can make you feel that you are not good enough, not hardworking enough, not dedicated enough or failing. Make your best effort to show up every day by saying “Today I’m doing my best with the things that I can change, but not control.”
Overthinking is something that anyone can experience. The trick is having a great system for dealing with it every day, to reduce the symptoms that come with overthinking – like being anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed. Practice being aware of how to turn overthinking into something useful, productive, and effective.