I am an over thinker extraordinaire.
Seriously I can over think literally anything and everything…no big surprise to most!
This has not served me well…well it has and it hasn’t to be honest..
It has served me in that my thirst for knowledge, exploration of interesting topics and ideas has meant I now have a brain filled with so much information and so many cross connections that my work has benefitted hugely.
It has not served me in that often I would get stuck in my head and not in application.
There was so much ‘stuff’ that I didn’t know where to start…it was like my head was a disorganized, overflowing filing cabinet where all the important information was easy to over look because it was buried somewhere amongst the paperwork of life.
If you cannot apply what you have learned, what you are passionate about, what you have discovered or all the amazing connections that you have made that would create unbelievably good material…
then what was the point in all that great thinking you did??!
If you enter into the overthinking mind mode there is a REAL DANGER that you fall down the rabbit hole of inaction, indecision, lack of motivation and even depression.
Experience, revelation, learning and discovery become nothing more than a graveyard of thoughts.
Destined to be enjoyed in the moment but not experienced as any long term tangible shift that results in life being better.
It hasn’t changed anything in the outer world, even if the inner world is brimming with ideas and thoughts.
Inner shifts need to be supported with a shift in the outer world experience for them to be held on to and result in long term change for the better.
****How to do this? ****
✔️ Get any inner thoughts, ideas, changes etc into the ‘outer world’ as fast as possible.
✔️ This might just mean writing them down
✔️ Telling someone
✔️ Taking a small action towards experiencing the change you feel coming – if you feel an emotional shift toward excitement, express it…dance, sing, punch the air….
You need to express inner shifts in some form to prevent overthinking….feel it, express it, take action towards it….
Overthinking is pointless…as much as it is a pleasure of mine too still!!
Think, feel the thought, express the thought, take action towards the thought
It’s a game changer strategy…trust me 😉 😉
If you want to see the longer article I wrote about overthinking you can find it here