6 Easy Ways To Stop Overthinking Everything
  1. Notice When You’re Stuck in

Your Head Overthinking can become such a habit that you don’t even recognize when you’re doing it.

• When you’re replaying events in your mind over and over, or worrying about things you can’t control, acknowledge that this isn’t productive.

Thinking is only helpful when it leads to positive action.

2. Keep the Focus on Problem-Solving

Dwelling on your problems isn’t helpful but looking for solutions is.

• If it’s something you have some control over, consider how you can prevent the problem, or challenge yourself to identify the potential solutions.

• Focus on the things you can control, like your attitude and effort.

  1. Challenge Your Thoughts

It’s easy to get carried away with negative thoughts.

• Remember that your emotions will interfere with your ability to look at situations objectively.

• Take a step back and look at the evidence. What evidence do you have that your thought is true? What evidence do you have that your thought isn’t true?

  1. Let Go of The Past

• Overthinkers often focus on the past, expending energy on “what ifs” and “should haves.”

• Past can’t be changed. The only thing you can change is the meaning you give to it.

Letting go of the past means you don’t let your mistakes control your future decisions. It’s one of the most significant ways you can change your story.

  1. Distract yourself

Telling yourself to stop thinking about something will backfire.

• The more you try to prevent a thought from entering your brain, the more likely it is to keep popping up. Change the channel in your brain by changing your activity.

• Exercise, engage in conversation on a completely different subject, or work on a project that distracts you.

  1. Live In The Moment

Living in the moment is key to learning how to stop overthinking.

• You can take control of your mind and stop negative emotions in their tracks. Identify overthinking before spirals out of control and take a minute to reset.

Daily rituals like meditation and priming can help you retrain your brain to live in the moment. Soon you’ll find it comes naturally.