How To Let Go of Obsessive Overthinking

Obsessive overthinking

As humans, we are often guilty of obsessive overthinking and we find ourselves often in an endless loop, full of thoughts, and fears. It might as a result of another person, a big event upcoming or even about ourselves caused as a result of us not willing to let go or overlook. Letting go of such thinking certainly is certainly a good victory for the mind, body, and soul and the effects of letting go can actually lead to peace of mind, better sleep etc.

But the question “how” remains, how do we let go of such overthinking and achieve a balanced state of mind?

HOW TO LET GO OF OVERTHINKING?

BE AWARE OF OVERTHINKING

Often we’re blind to the fact that we are stuck in a cycle or obsessive overthinking. It always appears to be the proper thing to do to keep thinking about the problem we’re having. However, in order to break free from the cycle, we must first acknowledge that we are trapped. Do you feel you are in a loop? The idea is to just be aware that we’re in it.

FACE THE FEAR

Once you’re conscious, the difficulty is to see past the problem you think you need to fix, which is overthinking to the fear. It’s as if you’re supposed to look at the magician’s other hand, that is hiding the coin, rather than the one he’s striving to draw your attention to.

BE WITH THE FEAR OF OVERTHINKING

Before we let go of the obsessive overthinking, we’ve to be one with the sensation of fear that’s in our body. Or else it will be like avoiding a crying child and wanting to calm him down at the same time. What if instead we could be with the fear and relax with it, so it can relax?

WHAT IS NEEDED TO STOP OVERTHINKING?

Ask yourself what is that, that will put you at peace? A cup of cappuccino. Call of Duty on your PS5, volunteering at the Welfare Centre etc. It could be anything, just do it, take a deep breathe and move to the future, away from overthinking.

WHAT IS RIGHT THAT YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON?

What’s something right in front of you that you should focus your energy on? As humans, it varies, for me, it might be my bed, my picture on the wall, another person etc. Something right in front of you that you can absolutely focus on, in the here and now.

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