The Problem With Thinking Too Much.

“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
– Robert Herjavek

So we all do it, we all think about everything, all the freaking time. About little things, “hmm, did I lock the door?”, about big things “what am I doing with my life?”, even random shit, “do plants feel pain?” You get it, I get it, we think about how we think, like woah. It’s non stop.

So what the hell’s my point? Ok, the thing is, we can get caught thinking so much that we stop doing, and this is where the problem starts. When you have a million ideas and no action, they all start to pile up and make you stress out.

I’ve been known to do this, thinking about all the things I should be doing, making excuses, or even circumstances that need to be met in order to do such and such thing. I’ll get into a depressive sort of state, because of this. Not good, it’s a big snowball effect.

How Can We Stop This Behavior?

1. Be mindful of the things you think about, which require action. Write them down.

2. Tackle the smallest thing on the huge list of things you want to do. It’s easier to start small for the sake of your sanity, and for the sake of procrastinating.

3. Start rewarding yourself for the completed tasks, to start a positive feed back loop.

4. Remember that even the smallest task is important, they all add up, and it affects how you feel about yourself in a whole.

This weekend I vacuumed the house, cleaned the microwave, put away clothes that I don’t wear anymore, got an oil change, and treated myself to a haircut.

None of those things were huge, yet they made me feel good about myself. My list goes on, as so do I, and so should you!

It’s the little things that end up mattering the most, and pushing you off the edge, so here’s to doing shit! Stop the snowball, and throw the damn thing already!

Sending love to you all! Let it guide you into the right direction!

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