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How to Help Yourself When You're Overthinking?

Overthinking can be a common and overwhelming experience. It can lead to increased anxiety, difficulty making decisions, and a lack of enjoyment in the present moment.

If you're struggling with overthinking, here are some tips to help you get back on track:

  1. Engage in activities that require focus and concentration. This can help to shift your attention away from overthinking and towards something that is more productive and enjoyable. Examples may include hobbies, exercise, or problem-solving tasks.

  2. Practice mindfulness. This means bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgment. Take time to focus on your breath and your surroundings, and try to let go of any racing thoughts.

  3. Take breaks and give yourself permission to relax. Overthinking can be draining, and it's important to take breaks and prioritize self-care. Engage in activities that you find relaxing and enjoyable, such as reading, listening to music, or spending time with loved ones.

  4. Seek support. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what you're going through, or consider speaking with a mental health professional for additional support.

  5. Write down your thoughts. Sometimes, getting our thoughts out of our heads and onto paper can help to clarify and organize them. Try writing down your thoughts and feelings, and then assess which ones are helpful and which ones are unproductive or unrealistic.

Remember, overthinking is a common experience and it's important to be kind to yourself. These tips can help you find some relief and regain a sense of control over your thoughts.

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