10 Ways Over-Thinking Destroys Your Happiness
A post from Peggy Nolan, The Self-Care Queen and Chief Executive Stepmom at The Stepmom's Toolbox,
Have you ever been stuck over-thinking something that happened or something you think will happen only to get your knickers in a bunch? I know I have! This over-thinking thing keeps most of us stuck. It keeps us rooted in fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It's a major contributor to the FUD factor and a huge reason why most people can't find their happy.
I don't know about you, but my over-thinking habit robbed me of my own happiness and joy. If I could put my finger on it, I'd say the trigger for breaking up with this soul-sucking, life-leeching habit over 10 years ago was when I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I had headaches, IBS, and that God awful pit in my stomach that never seemed to go away.
To make matters worse, I was in a toxic relationship (even though I didn't know it at the time) that made my over-thinking monkey mind spin out of control. I was on my own crazy-go-round 24/7. When life as I knew it ended after my first marriage imploded, I gave up soda, coffee, and over-thinking. (For a while, I gave up men, but that's another story!)
Here are 10 ways over-thinking destroys your happiness. Leave a comment and let me know if you can think of other ways over-thinking is a buzz kill.
- Over-thinking a problem will keep any problem a problem, which will keep you stuck inside the same problem until you quit thinking about it.
- Over-thinking a situation will make the situation worse in direct proportion to the time and energy you spend over-thinking it.
- Over-thinking anything prevents your creative problem solving skills from bubbling up.
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