Ah, overthinking, my old friend that I’m sure you’re familiar with. We’ve all been there. We have a decision to make or a situation that’s out of our control and all of a sudden it’s two hours later. Still stuck in indecision, still worrying about a situation that’s out of our control. Not to mention you’ve thought yourself into anxiety and worry.
There’s good news my friend. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few tips and tricks you can do to not only stop overthinking but to get more done day-to-day. Think of it this way, those two hours you spent worrying and overthinking can now be used to be more productive in your day. Whether that’s being more present with your kids or closing more sales in your business, you just got your time back!
The best thing you can do going into this new phase of not overthinking is to have your own back. Give yourself compassion through this and understand overthinking is normal. Having thoughts of failure is normal. But they are just thoughts and thoughts that you don’t have to believe or indulge in.
Here are four steps to stop overthinking:
- First you have to notice when you’re overthinking. Become aware of the racing thoughts you’re having. (and have compassion for yourself. There’s no need to beat yourself up about having thoughts that are completely normal).
- Now that you’re aware, get curious about what you’re overthinking. Is it something you can control or something you can’t control? (HINT the only thing you can truly control is yourself and how you respond to the world).
- If it’s something you can’t control, think about the best-case scenario. If that were true, what would your decision be? Go with that choice and STICK TO IT! Commit to your decision.
- If you find yourself second guessing, remind yourself you already made the decision and get refocused on the task at hand.
There are so many reasons for what you’re overthinking about. A lot of it is based in fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear that the outcome may disturb your current comfortable lifestyle. But remember that fear is all in your head, all in your thoughts. Most of the time you have these sentences in your head that make you feel so bad even though the situation hasn’t even happened yet.
It’s time to take control of your overthinking and get more stuff done! Remember those two hours you spent worrying can now be used to be more productive in your life and business. For more insight on overthinking go over to wherever you love to listen to podcast and listen to Self Coaching for Success episode 11.
If you want to take this work further, let’s get together! We can get on a virtual coffee chat (spoiler alert, I don’t drink coffee but love smoothies!) and we can talk about what you’re overthinking about and how I can help you stop and be more productive with your time.
I’m excited to hear about all your new found success with all the time you create!
All my love,
Melissa Etzler-The Life Coach for women in business who want to master their productivity and get more done.
I’m Melissa Etzler, a mom of two, wife, and life coach. I help you with all the things, because there’s a lot. Especially when running your own business, and being a mom, and also being a wife. I show you how to live your life with purpose and meaning from the inside out. I’ve been an entrepreneur for seven years and I absolutely love being a life coach. The transformation from self doubt to self worth is something I feel blessed to be able to contribute to the community and beyond, because it will literally change your life. In my spare time I love volunteering for the community and am the president of Wood Violet Animal Rescue a local non profit. I know what it’s like to want more from life and am excited to share with all of you how to achieve your dreams and live your life with true meaning. Podcast / Website / Instagram