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overthinking; 6 proven methods to stop


Overthinking can be a frustrating and exhausting experience, but there are several proven methods to help stop this cycle of thoughts.

Additionally, Overthinking is a common challenge that many people face.

In this situation, the mind becomes stuck in a loop of repetitive thoughts and analysis.

It can lead to excessive worry, anxiety and difficulty in decision-making.

To address overthinking, Here are some strategies you can try;-



(1) Practice mindfulness;-

Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moments and acknowledging thoughts and feelings without judgement. By becoming aware of your thoughts and observing them you can learn to let them go instead of getting caught up in them.

(2) Set aside “worry time” ;- Instead of allowing yourself to over think all day long, set aside a specific time each day to worry. During this time write down your concerns and potential solutions. This can help to prevent Your Mind from wandering off into worries throughout the day.

(3) Challenge your thoughts;–  When you find yourself over-thinking, ask yourself if your thoughts are based on facts or assumptions. If they are assumptions try to find evidence to support them.This can help you gain perspective and reduce anxiety.

(4) Engage in activities that require focus;-  Doing something that requires your full attention.

For example, reading a book or practising a hobby, can help to distract Your Mind from over thinking.

(5) Practise relaxation techniques;-  some techniques can help to reduce stress and calm your mind.

For example, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and visualization.

(6) Talk to someone;–  Sharing your concerns with someone you trust can help you gain a new perspective on your worries.

Sharing problems can reduce the feeling of being alone in your concern.

Remember, it’s normal to have thoughts and worries but it’s important to find the healthy balance and not let them consume you.

Dr.Hetal Patel


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