Keith Everett

How To Stop Overthinking

Overthinking. Why do we do it and how can we stop it?. You might think that overthinking is harmless, but the reality is, it’s not.

Overthinking, although it is not an actual recognized mental condition, it can actually stem from a form of depression or anxiety. In reality, most things are simple and very uncomplicated, however, human beings have a habit of making things more complicated than they need to be.

Overthinking is also a way of procrastinating, as the more you think about something, the less likely you are to actually do it. Subconsciously, at the heart of every decision lies some kind of resistance and if we add an element of overthinking to the equation, we are guaranteed to never get it done.

How To Stop Overthinking – Why This Really Matters

Going through life overthinking everything can be a bit like trying to do things with the brake on. Overthinking really stops us from getting things done. We spend our lives thinking about it, instead of actually doing it.

How many more things could you have done in your life if you had just decided to do them? I have friends who had big ideas and dreams but often waited and waited, undecided… until the world made their mind up for them, and they just ended up never doing it..

In truth, deciding to do something shouldn’t take months, if you have done your due diligence and have weighed up the pros and cons, you should be able to come to a decision in a relatively short time. Hours, perhaps days, but not weeks or months..

And if you absolutely can’t decide. then move on.

Don’t spend weeks, months, or years deciding. You are just wasting valuable time and stressing yourself out. Here’s how to get really good at coming to a decision in a fairly quick time..

Simply, make more of them.

It’s true, you get better, the more decisions you make.

Lack of decision-making makes it a lot harder to make them. Start with small decisions at first. make several small decisions in a day, choose relatively unimportant ones to start with, if you can’t decide in minutes, let it go.

How To Stop Overthinking – The Winston Churchill Method

As I said before, most things really are simple. Weigh up the pros and cons. Do what Winston Churchill used to do, he would take out a piece of paper, and put a line down the middle of it so it was divided into two columns..

In the left-hand column, he would write down all the reasons FOR doing it. In the right-hand column, he would write down all the reasons AGAINST doing it. You now have a tangible guide for making the decision. Do the reasons FOR, outweigh the reasons AGAINST? if so, BOOM! GO FOR IT!!!

This is simple – most things really are.. try it..

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Have a great day.

Keith

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