Best Methods: How to Stop Overthinking?

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How to stop overthinking?


How to stop overthinking


Every single one of us has felt this feeling when we know that we are overthinking but still can't stop ourselves. And this feeling develops anxiety, trust issues and makes us insecure. Though it's not a mental problem or something that causes overthinking and it's perfectly normal. It sometimes shows our caring nature and how much we want things to be right.


But it might end up overburdening for the other and also can disturb our peace. Sometimes messing up with our daily routine, like with sleep, work, studies, and all.


It creates a feeling of self-loathing and discourages us and doesn't let us enjoy the moment properly. It makes us look gloomy and thus affects our overall personality. So it's better to deal with overthinking as soon as possible and regain our confidence and charismatic personality.


However, there is no 100% confirmation on which method will work for whom. It's more about acceptance to deal with overthinking. Becoming a Stoic person helps us live in the moment and help us realize our priorities.


In the following blog, I'll tell you some of the methods which can work for you to deal with overthinking. But remember the essence is acceptance for dealing with our insecurity.


Methods to deal with overthinking.

1.Understanding reason;

When dealing with overthinking we first have to understand the reason behind it. We have to deal with the fear involved. I know it can be quite hard but the sooner we deal the better it is for our mental peace. 

For this, while overthinking, take a paper and pen and write down all the things which are bothering you and all the possible causes for those which you can think of. After that, cross out all the things which are not under your control and there is no possible way for you to change that outcome and now remaining are the things which you can control. After this you have to ask yourself 'are you willing to work on them?', 'are you determined enough?'. And then comes the final step where you have to work on them, build a routine for yourself, and with a set goal in mind, continue doing that.  


Now all these things might feel absurd at first glimpse but trust me it's not, as this ends up making things clear and simple for our brain to understand. While everything is In our head, it becomes a mess and we can't think anything clear and end up getting caught in a loop. In his book 'the subtle art of not giving a f*ck , Mark Manson talks about a "feedback loop from hell", which is related to overthinking. This loop talks about how we end up getting caught in a loop of thoughts and how hard it becomes to get out of it if we continue thinking. 


For example:-  while overthinking, take a paper and pen and write down all the things which are bothering you and all the possible causes for those which you can think of. After that, cross out all the things which are not under your control and there is no possible way for you to change that outcome and now remaining are the things which you can control. After this you have to ask yourself 'are you willing to work on them?', 'are you determined enough?'. And then comes the final step where you have to work on them, build a routine for yourself, and with a set goal in mind, continue doing that.  



Now all these things might feel absurd at first glimpse but trust me it's not, as this ends up making things clear and simple for our brain to understand. While everything is In our head, it becomes a mess and we can't think anything clear and end up getting caught in a loop. In his book 'the subtle art of not giving a f*ck , Mark Manson talks about a "feedback loop from hell", which is related to overthinking. This loop talks about how we end up getting caught in a loop of thoughts and how hard it becomes to get out of it if we continue thinking. 


For example:- we did something outrageous and then we feel bad after this we feel bad for feeling bad and this loop continues. In this we feel anxious about getting anxious, we feel angry about getting angry. And all these thoughts mess up our brain and in the end,d we end up doing nothing and are left with regrets. While the possible solution should be to understand that what is done is done and can't be changed and now we should try to work on how to rectify the situation rather than trying to change it. We have to accept the things and should try to work on them and convince ourselves to never repeat anything


2.Importance of routine

Having a proper routine throughout the day helps us not to think about unnecessary things and keeps our minds busy. But it's not right to follow any routine. It's better to find your interest and work on them as only those things can give you peace. Try to open to all the different adventures and practices and see what ends up giving you satisfaction. Don't try to close Yourself or don't try to be conservative, rather just go with the flow of rhythm.


Add healthy practices in your life like doing Meditation, yoga, reading books of your choice, listen to songs, be emphatic and just let yourself get loose. It's okay to enjoy your time, don't be very hard on yourself all the time.



And at last, don't do the things which only give you short-term highs and mess with your social life. For example try to avoid drinking, smoking, engaging yourself in flights, or toxic relationships. And try to be with people who understand and cherish you. For the time being, I hope you work on your growth.




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