How To Stop Overthinking
By Jade Kerr - September 7, 2022

Do you think of yourself as someone who likes to have everything planned out? Well, the chances are that you are also someone who tends to overthink. Don’t worry, this isn’t something negative, there are many people who overthink so you aren’t alone. With that said, there is a fine line between healthy overthinking and unhealthy overthinking. You see healthy overthinking allows you to plan out your moves and achieve your goals but unhealthy overthinking stops you from achieving your goals. That’s why it is important that you know to stop overthinking.

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The first thing you need to know about overthinking is that it isn’t something that you can simply stop in one day. It simply doesn’t work like that. However, you can lessen how much time you spend thinking about something. First, you need to learn to trust your instincts. Now, this may seem like something that only brave people do but you are wrong. You don’t have to be brave to trust your instincts. All you have to do is trust that you know what you are doing. This is also referred to as your gut instincts.

Next, you have to simply know when things aren’t in your control. Most times when we overthink, we think of things that we can’t control hence the overthinking. But sometimes you just have to know when to let go of things and trust that whatever happens, happens. Now, this is a lot easier said than done but with time and practice you will get the hang of it. Much like all good things, letting go of overthinking does take time. So be easy on yourself. With that said, as you work on it, you will find new ways of working on your overthinking, and eventually, you will find methods that work for you.