Hey, it’s me, Rahul, I’m writing this on 10th November 2022 at 05:14 pm. I’m drinking coffee by sitting next to my desk and looks like I’m about to share with you some of my experiences with overthinking and maybe something else.
Quotes of The day
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” ― Shannon L. Alder
“Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and overthinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place.” ― Jayson Engay
“If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.” ― Amit Ray
1. The problem is rarely the problem.
99% of the harm is caused in your head, by you and your thoughts. 1% of the harm is caused by reality, what actually happens, and the outcome. Most of the time, the problem isn’t the problem. It’s all in your head, let it go and focus on what you can change rather than what you can’t.
2. Avoid self-rejection.
Don’t think you deserve that opportunity? Apply for it anyways. Don’t think your article is good enough? Publish it anyways. Don’t think they’ll reply to your email? Send it anyways. Never ever, doubt yourself, you’re more than you think.
3. Silence and time.
The truth is, most problems aren’t solved with more thinking, they’re solved with less. You’ll find most of the answers you’re looking for in silence, in time, and with a clear mind. If you can’t solve a problem, stop trying to.
4. An important question.
When you start criticizing yourself for past mistakes or seeing disaster around every corner, ask yourself: “Is there anything I can do right now to change the past or to positively influence the future.” If the answer is yes, does it take action? If the answer is no, be at peace and let it go. You have to take action or let it go, everything else is self-harm. As I have said, focus on what you can change rather than what you can’t.
5. The power of now.
You’re not going to overthink your way to a better future. You’re not going to overthink your way to a better past. All you have is NOW. Make peace with yesterday, let go of tomorrow, and grab hold of now.
6. Fact-check your own thoughts.
Your thoughts will create scenarios in your mind that reflect your insecurities, fears, and worries. So it’s important to always fact-check your own thoughts before accepting them because, in highly emotional situations, your thoughts will tell you stories that aren’t true. Fact-check yourself.
7. Health starts in your mind.
You can go to the gym, eat healthily, do yoga, drink water, and take vitamins, but if you don’t directly confront the negativity in your thoughts, you will never truly be ‘healthy’. Our health isn’t measured on scales, by the size of our muscles, or by the width of our waist. True health is measured by the quality of our thoughts and the peacefulness of our minds. Health starts in your mind.
Let me first say thank you for reading this. This will be a weekly newsletter, hope you enjoy it. Now I will see you every Sunday at 9:00 AM (IST)