"My special talents include ... worrying about that thing for hours."
Swedish singer songwriter Adna plays the song Overthinking. This session was recorded in the Gibson Bus during Eurosonic
If you are exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling alone, or simply ready to forge a new and lighter path, here are some tips I've found helpful as a recovering Type-A-Overthinker-Control-Freak-Perfectionist:
And I don't hate Saturdays anymore having realized that small and, at first sight, irrelevant things can be of great help in our lives, it just depends on how we view them.
But it's not about perfection, and that's one of the most important things I've learned so far on this meditation journey. Here are five more lessons I've learned along the way.
"People might fail to change their behavior in part because they have no insight that planning is inhibiting their habits to begin with."
Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.
These psychologists say there are perks to being an overthinker.
Photo Credit: Gary Houlder via Getty Images 5. That fight we just had with our friend. You know those montages that happen
Is this you: standing in the middle of the supermarket trying to debate over something as frivolous as a box of rice? If you answered yes, congratulations! You are an over-thinker.
#3 We suffer from analysis paralysis. Whenever we are stuck and unable to move forward it is likely from fear generated by
"In some cases, disconnecting brain networks is as or more important than engaging them," Danielle Bassett, a bioengineer
Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
The idea is that we do our homework and gather enough basic information to make a well-informed decision about something
To shake yourself free of a belief in thought-action fusion, remember that there is a clear difference between thinking a strange or dangerous thing and taking action on that strange or dangerous thing.