Are you an over-thinker? Spending too much time thinking about things, too often, can hold you back in life. Over-thinking stops you from living in the moment and causes stress and anxiety!
How do you stop over-thinking?
When you know your worth and set smart goals, decision-making is so much easier.
The quality of your decisions affects the quality of your life. Making better choices is one of the most effective ways to improve your life. But, making a good decision requires actually making a decision. Too many people avoid making decisions, or they spend way too much time and energy making a decision.
It doesn’t have to be so hard.
A good decision doesn’t require a lot of time or energy, most of the time. It’s important to let go of your past. Over thinking the choices you’ve already made is a complete waste of mental energy.
Stop Over Thinking
1. Know your purpose. Your purpose makes the best option, more obvious. For example, if you know your purpose is to be happily married or to be a lawyer or to help others, it’s easier to decide how to spend your time.
● If you want to write a book, in what environment do you write most effectively? Or if you want to be a lawyer, what steps do you need to take? And how can you make them possible?
2. Be logical. Most people make decisions based on emotion. Logic is only used to justify the decisions they made emotionally. Most people are prone to making poor decisions. You don’t want to be like most people.
● The best decision is often clear if you think logically. If a friend were to ask you to decide for them, what would your answer be? That’s probably your best option.
3. Plan your day the night before. It’s easier to make smart decisions in advance. For example, it’s easy to say, “I’m going to meet my mother for lunch tomorrow.” However, you might be less enthusiastic when the sun comes up. Avoid changing your mind. You already made the decision, so stick with it.
● We make great plans in the evening for the following day. We plan out our days. We make plans to eat a good lunch, hit the gym, and finish that report. The next day, we start overthinking everything and blow it.
● You don’t need to make perfect decisions. You need to make decent decisions and stick with them. Do your thinking at night. Execute your decisions the following day.
4. Know your values. The best way to stop over thinking is to know your worth. The best option is often obvious if you know your values and your worth!
● Take the time to examine your values and then list them in order of priority. When you’re faced with a tough choice, take a look at your list of values and apply your values to your decision. You’ll probably find that an answer is easier to find. As yourself what matter most in life?
5. Give yourself a deadline. A good decision can often be made very quickly. Avoid taking longer than you need to make a choice. A deadline can be an effective way of making a decision quickly. Give yourself a few minutes to a few days, to make up your mind. Pull the trigger and move on.
6. Know that if you’re indecisive, any option is probably do. When you’re torn between a couple of choices, there’s probably not a “best” option. Just pick one and move on. Flip a coin if necessary.
7. Consider the reason for your hesitation. Why are you hesitating? What’s holding you back? What are your concerns? What are you afraid might happen?
● Is there a way to mitigate this fear so it doesn’t impact your decision process?
8. Forget about trying to be perfect. Perfection leads to procrastination and indecision. Worry about being good. Worry about being smart. That’s as close to perfection as you need to be.
Wasting too much mental energy making decisions, can lead to exhaustion. Indecisiveness puts your life on hold.
You can dramatically improve your life by making better and quicker decisions. You shouldn’t rush your decisions, but what good is waiting if you have all of the information you need to decide?
The secret to stop over thinking is to really know your value and set goals. You’ll find it easier to make choices that’ll improve your life! You’ll be happier with your decisions, instead of worrying about them.