Ever catch yourself in an endless loop or train of thought about a single event? We have all been through this unpleasant experience. Perhaps you are considering what actions you should have taken in a past event or are worrying about how a future event will unfold. An endless train of thought can cause unnecessary stress and inhibit decision-making. These thought processes are called “overthinking” and they can affect your life in a negative way.
How can you escape these lines of thought?
There are two solutions proposed by Thorin Klosowski, author of the “How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind” article posted on Lifehacker.com. For one, you can direct your attention elsewhere to activities such as exercise, meditation, and listening to music. The best way to reduce overthinking is to do some self-reflection to figure out why you are overthinking. Discovering the reason allows you to take action and reduce the frequency of overthinking episodes.