Who is an overthinker here? *me raises hands*
I overthink everything. I worry about everything.
Sometimes I make myself feel better by thinking that my overthinking is useful in a way – eg. during work, I will overthink all possible scenarios when we implement a certain strategy and take preventive measures in advance. Now, in a work based situation, this sounds quite good.
However when it comes to self-care, relationships, parenting and family, overthinking did more harm than good. A small action by my partner or my family member will cause me to overthink and I will start to “analyse” his/her actions and try to justify the action.
When my overthinking affects other people and especially myself, I get anxious easily. As I grow older, being anxious seems like a frequent emotion I have. My mind does not want to slow down.
During such moments, I will take 10 long deep breaths and get myself some stretches in since we do store most of our stress / worry at our hips and shoulders. Here is a video link for 8 simple stretches to reduce overthinking and anxiety.
And just sharing something I read on @baptisteyoga ‘s instagram yesterday evening. Maybe you need to hear this today too
There is nothing you need to change.
There is nothing you need to fix.
There is nothing you need to figure out.
Letting it be is the magic key.