9 Quotes To Remember When You Can't Stop Overthinking
I hear it all the time, 'I can't shut off my brain', 'I work myself up frequently', or 'I just complicate everything'. Late at night, if I don't watch myself, I can hype my mind up and fixate on the past or future.
Our minds are tools of memory and reasoning, left unchecked it will just go and go and go with no productive guidance.
We can't get mad at our minds for doing its job, but we can take precautions to ensure that we stay productive and happy. Save this article or write these quotes somewhere you will see it when you're likely to be over thinking. Or read them and form your own quote or mantra to recite whenever your mind starts to race.
"A Quiet Mind Can Hear Intuition Over Fear."
Our mind's house many voices and expressions. If we don't work to cap the overall volume, some of those expressions can be lost in the dim.
"Let It Go. Don't Let Yesterday Ruin Your Present."
The past is unchangeable, but our recollections of earlier events is frequently shifting, depending on mood and current perspective. The effects of yesterday are already in play through ourselves and situations. Work to live in the moment, not carrying an extra version of the past.
"You Can't Control Everything, Don't Even Try To. Appreciate, Don't Manipulate."
You can only truly control what happens in your mind. We can have influence over around the world around us, but never truly control anything. This can be frustrating, especially when we believe our vision for our surroundings are superior to the natural expression.
"Over Thinking Doesn't Breed Happiness."
You can't think yourself into happiness. Happiness is an emotion to be experienced not thought at or rationalized. Thoughts detract from experience, the more you can dedicate to being in the moment, the more you will 'get' from the experience.
"Unproductive Thoughts Are Like Prison Bars Of Your Mind, Don't Spend Energy Caging Your Potential."
We are infinite beings, capable of unimaginably amazing feats and accomplishments, The only thing standing in anyone's way is our own limitations or the restrictions we let others place on us. We limit ourselves to protect ourselves from potential failure and embarrassment. Let go of your fears and expectations. Follow your intentions and heart, in this way you can accomplish and experience whatever you desire.
"Worrying Is Like Sitting In A Rocking Chair, While It Involves Motion, It Doesn't Get You Anywhere."
It can seem that doubtful or overly critical thought is essential to success or growth, but the opposite is true. It is helpful to plan out actions and consider possibilities, but there is a fine line between awareness and worry. To limit the effects of worrying and negativity, acknowledge your fears and desires fully, accept them and let go.
"Slow Down. Don't Speak Before You Listen. Think Before You React. Before You Judge, Forgive. Before You Quit, Try!"
The benefits from over thinking are often confused with clear thinking. It's the difference between quantity versus quality. Slow down, breathe and choose your actions carefully. Once you do something you can't take it back.
"Your Thoughts Can Grow To Be The Biggest Problems In Your Life."
Over thinking detracts energy from other tasks and experiences. It gives unwanted formations like fear, insecurity, arrogance, or depression strength. If we don't live mindfully, we can create problems where there is none and worsen existing issues.
"Don't Get Upset Over What Might Go Wrong, Get Excited About What Could Go Right."
The future is a mystery. We have a tendency of projecting our desires and fears on the unknown. Our fears are projected the most easily, but since it is all speculation, why not focus on what could go right?