If you are wondering how to stop overthinking and relax then this might be the most important, short message you will ever read.
Here is why: The simple + primary solution might not seem the easiest but it’s the most direct and effective.
Here is what is not simple:
Getting lost reading a long list of secondary points with expounded theories to consider, which just adds to your overthinking.
They are worth investigating later on but they don’t attack your immediate problem of how to stop overthinking and relax.
- Focusing on what you can control
- Changing the story you tell yourself
- Finding something else to do (distract yourself)
- Focusing on the solution
- Trying to reason your way out of your situation
- Playing a superficial emotional “trick” on yourself
- Focusing on the positive and ignoring the negative
- Letting go of perfection
- Changing your perspective on fear
- Giving up trying to predict the future
- Giving yourself permission to overthink for a short, specified time
- Accepting your best
- Being grateful
Again, many of these have their place in time.
But not now.
Here is how to stop overthinking and relax in 30 seconds:
Take an un-breath.
This is like holding your breath but doing it after you have exhaled all the oxygen from your lungs.
In the video below you can watch a modified version of triangular breathing to see exactly what I mean by an un-breath:
The reason it works is because it lets your body feel for itself – on a visceral level – that…
…it will die some day.
Overthinking is an indulgence of forgetting or neglecting that our time on Earth is limited.
Again, this is a short message for you to either try or not.
Intellectual titillations are exactly what you do not need.
Click here to energize your body and slow down your mind.
Then start a regular meditation practice.