30/07/18 How To Stop Overthinking
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We are visual people and take aesthetics and pleasure seriously, but shouldn’t we also take our health seriously? Yes. And the summer months are the perfect time to reflect on what’s good for you and what’s not. Maybe it’s the weather or the office slow down but either way, it’s an ideal period to slow right down, breathe and focus on wellness and self-care.

One thing in particular we want to focus on is trying to quieten down our hyper-active minds and stop overthinking things. Everyone does it, overthinking certain situations. But it’s like that saying goes, “worrying achieves nothing.” So why do it?

Instead of using up your priceless energy and turning into an anxious worrier, we want to share some tips we recently stumbled upon to help you move from worrying mess to mental prowess.

 

1. Pause

Recognise it’s happening and address it.

 

2. Do something different

You know it’s happening so distract yourself: go for a run, cook, or our favourite-clean.

 

3. Lean into your fear of failure

If the overthinking is originating from a fear of failure in some way, whether it’s personal or professional, the best way to deal with it is to face it head on. Meaning, it’s likely an irrational fear and you can totally overcome it by embracing the possibility of failing.

 

4. Focus on what can go right

Enough of the doom and gloom. Instead of spinning on what could go wrong, think about what could go right.

 

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Image courtesy: @emily_katz

 

5. Put things into perspective 

Will this really matter to you in five years? Think about it.

 

6. Practice gratefulness

We all have things to be grateful for. Try noting down one thing your grateful for each day. By doing so it’ll change the course of your thoughts and put you onto positive, appreciative ones instead.

 

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Image courtesy: Stella McCartney, World Oceans Day

 

7. Repeat

Just like the body, the mind needs to trained, requiring practice until it becomes a habit. Don’t let your thoughts get the better of you.

 

via THE EVERYGIRL