Welcome to a space where the complexities of the overthinking mind are explored with both professional insight and personal understanding. As a therapist intimately familiar with the intricate workings of the human psyche, and a fellow overthinker navigating the twists and turns of her own thoughts, this blog post aims to shed light on the often perplexing world of overthinking.
Here are the top realizations I have come across when it comes to over-thinking, and ultimately, how we calm an overactive mind.
Overthinking can be a form of under-feeling.
Overthinking is not just a mental activity.
Overthinking has roots in low self-esteem, perfectionism, and a fear of failure.
Overthinking is not going to change your future.
The antidote to overthinking is not under-thinking. It’s self-trust and acceptance.
While we cannot change or predict the future, we can build trust in ourselves that we will be able to handle anything that life throws at us. Similarly, while we cannot change the past, we can work towards acceptance and holding space for what is (and that doesn’t mean we have to like it!).
In the landscape of overthinking, cultivating self-trust becomes the compass guiding us through the noise. As we reflect on the insights shared here, let's recognize that healing from overthinking hinges on fostering a deep trust in ourselves. It's about embracing the present moment with acceptance, understanding that the here and now is where our power lies. By honing our ability to live in the present, we equip ourselves to confront the future with confidence. Trust that, no matter what challenges lie ahead, you possess the resilience and strength to navigate them.
The journey towards mental peace involves relinquishing the need for exhaustive prediction and control. Instead, it's an invitation to trust in your capacity to handle whatever unfolds, one moment at a time. Through this process, we not only break free from the grip of overthinking but also forge a path towards self-trust and acceptance.
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