Do you think that you sometimes might think too hard?
If you do, you’re not alone.
Many of us spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing.
It’s an easy trap to fall into, especially if your mood is low and you’ve ended up spending a lot of the day inactive and alone.
I’ve been there.
You don’t feel great so you stay at home.
You don’t feel like doing much so you slump in front of the TV or don’t get out of bed.
And then the over-thinking starts.
The excessive worrying.
There’s a great way to trick your brain into thinking less though, which is to completely immerse yourself in something that takes over all your cognitive capacity, drowning out the destructive thinking with something else altogether.
Is this simply avoiding the issues? Well I don’t think so.
When I’ve done this, and have then gone back into my normal routine the next day, I find I have much greater clarity of thought.
If you find yourself thinking too hard, it’s not always easy to tell yourself to stop.
It might be a lot more practical to crowd out the negative thinking with something else altogether.