HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING FOR GOOD
In this episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we’re chatting about:
- How to stop overthinking for good – in three simple ways
- Why overthinking happens in the first place
- A trick to flip overthinking into immediate action
As always, a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners, thanks for being a part of this extended community of contagious encouragement.
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QUOTES ON OVERTHINKING
Overthinking creates problems that aren’t there and / or creates new ones that don’t need to exist.
The more you overthink the less you will understand.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING FOR GOOD
#1: LEARN TO TRUST YOURSELF
-Get rid of old self-limiting beliefs
-Visualize yourself how you want to see yourself
-Give yourself credit for being better / smarter than you think you are
-Stop taking everything so seriously or as final – we can always adapt
#2: LEARN TO TAKE MORE ACTION
-The minute you feel resistance, stop what you are doing and do something positive
-Focus on baby steps, not giant leaps
-Keep your eyes on your own lane to keep your drive going
-Overnight success is for fairy tales – be realistic and patient
#3: LEARN TO BE HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
-What will be will be – and you can do hard things, no matter what happens
-Life starts outside of our comfort zone
-Having more fun (#253) and stressing less (#254)
-Take the pressure off yourself – you don’t have to be perfect
WHY DOES OVERTHINKING HAPPEN?
-Because we put too much pressure on ourselves
-Because we don’t trust ourselves.
-Because we fear messing up or the unknown
-Because we care more about other people’s opinions than what matters to us.
-Because we don’t know the depth of our own power.
-Because we have created a habit of doing it.
-Because we have convinced ourselves that we need to be more “qualified’ or “prepared”
FLIPPING OVERTHINKING INTO IMMEDIATE ACTION
- Catch yourself in the overthinking cycle.
- Declare that you’re a massive action taker, not a massive thinker.
- Refuse to be stuck because of your thinking.
- Give yourself 5-minutes to countdown and prepare
- Take some sort of action and feel the fear of the leap of self-trust.
Be proud of yourself and then rinse, repeat.
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
My name is Michael and I have been listening to your podcast for the last couple of months. Every time I listen to an episode I am filled with motivation and confidence to go out and conquer the day with your amazing advice. You have helped me in so many ways, from overcoming self doubt and staying present, to knowing how to let go and be myself; thank you so much for sending so much truth and love into my life. I can feel myself getting stronger from the inside out everyday and I can not be more excited for what the future holds. Thank you again for putting out such great content and light into the world, you are a real life hero!