Overthinking is injurious to health

by Kavhiyashri

Overthinking is not so bad but it can actually cause too many problems. Overthinking gives us negative thoughts in mind and it becomes very difficult to come out of it.

Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.

Overthinking is linked to psychological problems like anxiety and depression which leads to mental illness. Overthinking and anxiety are evil partners. These are a few basic things which can stop us from overthinking.

Live the present
  • Never think of a thing that goes wrong. Fear is a single emotion that causes overthinking.
  • Distracting yourself into happiness by doing things like meditation, dancing, singing or any activities that can shut down negative thoughts.
  • Being ambiguous is appreciatable but aiming for perfection is unrealistic and not practical.
  • If things did not work out in the past it never means that it will repeat forever. So never have negative thinking within yourself and change the view of fear.
  • Give yourself a boundary and set a timer to work for things on a scheduled basis.
  • There is no one who could predict the future and all we have is now. So spend the present. worrying about the future is of no use and the same way spending time on future is also not productive. The only option is to spend the present with all the joy we have.
  • It is very easy to fall in the trap of negative thoughts so just have a wider perspective so when you think of something continuously ask yourself Is it worth thinking?
  • Always have a good start for the day because the way you start the day tends to remain for the whole day.
  • Focus on a single task at a time and have a regular break during the day.
  • Get plenty of good night sleep because you become more vulnerable when you have not had enough sleep.
  • Spend time with people who have positive thinking and not with people who overthink.
  • “Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness which is considered to be very dangerous”.
  • Connect yourself with nature by spending some time in a park or going on a vacation which can divert you and strengthen your bond with nature.
  • Have a habit of repeating peaceful words to yourself. Words like I am okay, peace, love etc can stop yourself from overthinking.
  • “You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts”

There is nothing in the world that can trouble you as much as your inner thoughts do. Overthinking is something which can happen to anyone. There is no one who can have a regretful thought and a grateful thought.  All you need is some positive thoughts which could turn all the stressful thinking into something productive and useful.  Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.


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