Overthinking means to think too much about (something): to put too much time into thinking about or analyzing (something) in a way that is more harmful than helpful.
Overthinkers may have trouble distinguishing between the fear of making a mistake, which leads to overthinking to the point where they make no decision, and a deep feeling that something is wrong.
Knowing if fear or intuition is guiding your behavior will help you get out of your head and take the next necessary steps.
SIGNS THAT YOU OVERTHINK
▶️Difficulty following along with and contributing to a conversation because you go over potential responses or statements time and again until the conversation has either ended or the window of opportunity for speaking was lost
▶️Continually comparing yourself to the people around you and how you measure up to them
▶️Focusing on worst-case scenarios either involving yourself or the ones you love
▶️Reliving past failures or mistakes over and over again and you’re unable to move past them
▶️Worrying about future tasks and/or goals until they feel almost impossible to accomplish
▶️Reliving a past traumatic experience (such as abuse or the loss of a loved one) leaving you unable to cope with it
▶️An inability to slow down the racing of vague thoughts, worries or emotions
HOW TO OVERCOME OVERTHINKING
➡️Don’t think of what can go wrong, but what can go right.
➡️Distract yourself into happiness. Meditate of positive outcome.
➡️Stop waiting for perfection.
➡️Accept your best. Celebrate your little wins
➡️Know you are a work in progress,you are not above making mistake.
➡️Be grateful for what you have as you wait for what you are expecting
Stop overthinking and act now.
Category Archives: HEALTH
Recently, my sister visited the gynecologist for the first time. And everything was looking pretty good down there. Thank God. The doctor even complimented my sister on her relaxation skills. But when the gyno noticed that my sister had applied powder down there, in preparation for her vagina being bared for a virtual stranger to see, she frowned before issuing a warning.
She held her hand up in a ‘stop’ motion and said, “And don’t put powder down there. It’s not natural.”
My sister conceded that point. She could do without powder. And then the doctor hit her with another zinger.
“You really shouldn’t be putting anything down there but water.”
“Not even soap?” My sister asked, assuming she’d made an oversight.
“Well, I sweat a lot down there.”
“Just water. Your vagina cleans itself.”
“Ok…” My sister said okay but that was not a point she was willing to concede.
The doctor went on to explain that putting anything down there, even soap, can possibly lead to infection.
We’ve known about our vaginas for some time. We even learned that the vagina is so miraculous it cleans itself. How beautiful!
But while we were learning all of those fun facts, it necessarily didn’t negate years and years of training and paranoia that our “jelly pum pum,” and later our “fishy” could literally get to a point where it smelled like the latter.
Have any of you received similar advice from your gyno about abandoning the use of soap; and more importantly, if any of you have decided to make that lifestyle change, how is it working out for you?