No, it’s not hidden advertising and no, this post has nothing to do with Nike. But it does have to do with overthinking.
You know overthinking, the thing that keeps most of us stuck in doubt and fear. The same one that makes a problem out of what is possibly nothing. Also, the one that will make any circumstance worse than it actually is and will rob you of all the energy you have. Well, I discovered that overthinking not only creates doubt when relating to others, but it also leads to self-doubt and in the end, even to feelings of anger and diappointment.
Oh, the ‘what-ifs’ moments! Now I ask you, what is better – to act and have something to learn from, or to live your whole life with the what-if question? What would be your biggest regret? To have tried and failed but having lived that experience or to always wonder what you should have done? Think about it and choose one.
My fav quote about overthinking? ‘I think that I think too much’. And that is the first step – to admit to yourself and accept that you do think too much. The moment you realise that, is the moment you already know you are doing something you shouldn’t be doing, something that brings no good.
The second step is the hardest – is the one where you forgive yourself. Specialists have actually discovered that the human brain is set to make a natural tendency out of overthinking. So it’s not your fault but you can control it. And that brings me to the next step or steps – try to relax more, engage in physical activities, get busy, take deep breaths. Enjoy the moment, whatever it brings.
‘If it’s good, it’s nice. If it’s bad, it’s experience’. One of my mottos that I love and believe in, no matter the circumstance.
Did someone hurt me? Well, that says more about the person who hurt me than it says about me. But I’m glad that someone like that got out of my life and left the spot for someone better to fill.
Going through a heartbreak? Great, I may be down now, but at least not I know what I don’t want in a partner. Or what I can’t accept in a relationship.
Did I have a fight with someone dear? It’s okay, it will pass. Nothing in this world is permanent. People come and go, things come and go, situations come and go. And we always have a chance to experience something new afterwards.
Stay positive no matter what, because you can’t control the things around you, but you can control how you react.
And just do whatever makes you happy! 🙂 (Of course, as long as you don’t hurt anyone else in the process of making yourself happy)