I must confess, ever since being a mom, my overthinking has escalated a million times😅😅😅
Could you blame me?? I bet if you’re a mom too, then you might be an overthinker, too!
Unfortunately, this doesn’t help and doesn’t give us any good. It was when I started learning more about Self-Care that I discovered the need to stop overthinking.
Here are some effective ways to stop overthinking:
Notice when you’re stuck in your head and not present.
Talking to your children but not understanding what they’re telling you and instead worrying about what to cook for dinner?
In a meeting yet can’t answer when asked because you’re so caught up thinking how your daughter did in her exams?
CATCH YOURSELF DOING THIS!
Focus on problem-solving.
Dwelling too much on a problem and procrastinating wouldn’t help you move on and solve it. The only way to do it is to take action. Some problems may be easy to solve, others would take longer.
One thing’s a fact though, every problem has a solution!
ALWAYS CHOOSE TO TAKE ACTION!
It’s just your thoughts.
Admit it or not, our thoughts play a big role in exaggerating things that may happen to us. We tend to always get carried away with our thoughts and most of the time, turn towards the negative way.
There are two things I always do when this happens:
- Challenge my thoughts to change their way of thinking
Find time to reflect. This may not be a specific place or time but as long as you are on your own with your thoughts, then that should be fine.
Reflecting on the things happening in your life makes you realise the great things you have (gratitude) and gives you a clearer perspective on the things that do not (things you need to focus on changing)
Train your brain.
You aren’t born with an overthinking mindset. It takes practice to have this removed from the habits that you’ve built overtime.
Remember, our brain is a muscle and like any muscle in our body, it’s up to us on how we would shape it.