5 Things To Do When You’re Overthinking

I’m a serious over-thinker. To the point where I often get in my own way, get migraines, or just give up because I am thinking everything to death. If you’re anything like me, here are 5 things that can help you stop overthinking and start living.

  1. Journaling
    How 6th grade self of you, right? But I bought myself a pretty cute faux-leather journal that I just write all my thoughts down into when I’m anxiety ridden. It doesn’t have to be beautiful poetry or profound writings, sometimes I just write that I ate a banana that morning and I call it a day.
  2. Coloring
    I now realize there is a pattern to doing things you used to do when you were young, so there’s something to be said about that. ColoringΒ allows you to let out frustrations and focus on something other than your crazy brain. Go buy an adult coloring book, like now.
  3. Take a nap
    Don’t tell me you don’t have time or don’t take naps. If you are stressed enough, the naps will come.
  4. Organize
    I’m not a big fan of cleaning, but I know that it helps distract a lot of people while also getting something productive done. I usually just take out my planner and organize my whole life into it.
  5. Recall a time when you weren’t overthinking
    I know it feels like something that is consistently going on, but there are times when you’re not overthinking. It could depend on the people you’re with, the place you’re at, something you’re doing, etc. But pinpoint those times and revisit them when you just can’t shut it off.
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31 thoughts on “5 Things To Do When You’re Overthinking

  1. I do #1 and #3. I used to do #2 and #4, so maybe I need to incorporate that more.

    I’m an overthinker to the extreme, and 9 times out of 10, there was no need for me to stress about it in the first place.

    Great advice here! πŸ™‚

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  2. Great thoughts! There have been occasions when I used to get so excited and over think to such an extent that I couldn’t even take a proper sleep for those days. But eventually you learn your ways to deal with it. πŸ™‚

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