1. Detect overthinking
Train your brain to recognize overthinking patterns and it will be a lot easier for you to stay present and actively switch your focus to other thoughts.
2. Find a distraction
If you keep yourself busy with work, hobbies and friends you will simply be too distracted to overthink and can simply enjoy the moment.
3. Recognize what you can and can’t control
Some things are just out of your control so you shouldn’t waste time, energy or thoughts on them. You´ll end up spiraling down in frustration the longer you try to control things that are out of your reach.
Meditation is a great way to disconnect from the world for a bit and let go of your worries. Regular meditation will increase your mindfulness while reducing the likelyhood of you starting to overthink.
5. Embrace your fears
When you learn to accept your fears and that it is completely normal to have them, you won´t be paralyzed by them anymore and instead be able to simply push them aside not giving them a front seat in your thoughts.
6. Look at the bigger picture
We often overthink because we lose ourselves in details and worry too much about being perfect. Accept your flaws and remind yourself what really matters to you.
7. Focus on problem-solving
Lost of the times we are creating problems in our heads, that didn´t exist to begin with. You should instead look at what you are dealing RIGHT now and come up with simple but productive solutions.
8. Manage your stress
Overthinking is often triggered by stress and unresolved issues in our lifes. If you can find a way to release your stress you will overthink a lot less than before.
Avoid situations in which regularly lead to you overthinking. One of the most common examples would be staying up late in your bed and overthinking for hours. Actively pull yourself away from overthinking and go to sleep.
10. Let go of the past
Nostalgia is something beautiful and dangerous at the same time. If you are living in the past you can’t focus on living in the moment and more importantly, never dwell on past mistakes and drown in regret.
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