We all know the feeling. That nagging voice in your head that just won’t stop talking, telling you over and over again that you’re not good enough, that you can’t do it, things are going to go bad, you should have done something different, and that you shouldn’t even try… among other things. This is called overthinking, and for a lot of us, it’s a constant battle. Overthinking is when you ruminate on something, dwelling on the what-ifs and the could-haves instead of living in the present moment. It’s a form of anxiety, and it can be debilitating.
13 Affirmations To Kick Overthinking In The Butt
1. I Acknowledge That I’m Overthinking Now
Acknowledging that we are overthinking is an important step in stopping the negative spiral of thoughts. It allows us to be honest with ourselves and to confront the issue head-on.
It also gives us a starting point for addressing the problem. By acknowledging that we are overthinking, we can understand what we are focused on ad begin to take steps to deal with the problem in a more positive and productive way.
2. I Am In Control Of My Thoughts
When we are able to take control of our thoughts, it empowers us to direct our focus where we want it to be. We can then use this power to stop overthinking and move on with our lives.
This is not an easy task, but it is possible if we acknowledge that we are in control of our thoughts. Admitting our power in the situation can help us to shift our thoughts.
3. I Distract Myself From My Thoughts When I Start Overthinking
The more we engage in overthinking, the less time we have for productive thoughts and actions. It becomes a hamster wheel, where overthinking causes us to lose focus and become mired in negativity, which causes more overthinking.
Distracting ourselves can help us to break that downward spiral and get back on track. Whether it’s taking a walk, watching a movie, or playing with our pets, anything that takes our mind off of our worries can be helpful. It’s not a permanent fix, but it buys us some time and space to reassess the situation and come up with a plan of action.
4. I Stay Mindful And Present
When it comes to wanting to stop overthinking, staying mindful and present is essential.
If we allow ourselves to get lost in our thoughts, we’ll only continue the cycle of overthinking.
By staying mindful, however, we can become aware of what’s happening in the present moment and not be as easily pulled into our thoughts.
This allows us to focus on what’s happening right now rather than getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future.
Additionally, being present allows us to better appreciate life and all its nuances. When we’re lost in our thoughts, we often miss out on the beauty of life. By staying mindful and present, however, we can enjoy each moment to the fullest.
5. I Get My Thoughts Out Creatively
When it comes to overthinking, getting your thoughts out through creative outlets is essential. It can be anything from writing in a journal to painting or drawing to simply spending time outdoors in nature.
Allowing yourself to express what’s going on in your head can help you to move on from overthinking and get on with your life.
6. I Find Someone To Talk To When I Can’t Stop Overthinking
When we’re stuck in a loop of overthinking, it’s difficult to see our way out. We get lost in our thoughts, and before we know it, hours have passed and we’ve accomplished nothing.
It’s important to find someone to talk to when we want to stop overthinking. Talking to a friend or family member can help us to get out of our heads and back into reality. They can help us to see the situation from a different perspective, and they can offer encouragement and support.
Talking to a therapist can also be helpful in cases of chronic overthinking. A therapist can provide guidance and support, and they can help us to develop strategies for dealing with our thoughts. Talking to someone is often the first step in getting unstuck and moving forward.
7. I Love Myself Even Though I Have Periods Of Overthinking
When we’re stuck in overthinking mode, it’s difficult to see things clearly. Our thoughts become a tangled mess, and we can’t seem to break free. This is when it’s especially important to love ourselves. We need to be our own best friends, our own cheerleaders. We need to tell ourselves that it’s okay, that we’re going to get through this.
This makes it much easier to focus on the present moment and enjoy life as it unfolds.
8. I Have So Much To Do That There’s No Time To Overthink Things
When it comes to stopping overthinking, affirmations that dictate certain truths can be incredibly powerful tools. Repeating phrases like “I have so much to do that I don’t have time to overthink” can help you to get out of that negative headspace and move forward because you simply believe that you don’t have the time to sit around and overthink.
By reminding yourself that you are productive and have a lot of things going on, you can start to push the overthinking habit out of your mind.
9. I Easily Challenge My Thoughts With Better Perspectives
Overthinking is often a result of not having a clear perspective on a situation. When we allow our thoughts to spiral out of control, we can get lost in a loop of inaction and worry. This can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging, leading us to feel stuck and unable to move forward.
However, by challenging our thoughts with better perspectives, we can begin to break this cycle. By taking a step back and looking at the situation from different angles, we can start to see that there may be other ways of looking at things. This can help us to gain a new perspective and to start thinking more clearly.
When we are able to do this, we are less likely to overthink things and will be able to move forward with our lives.
10. I Let Go Of Things Outside My Control
When it comes to overthinking, one of the most important things to remember is that there are some things outside of our control. We can worry and stress about them, but ultimately, that isn’t going to do anything to change the outcome. In fact, it will only hinder us from moving forward and living our lives.
There are many things in life we can’t control, and trying to overthink them is a waste of time and energy. It’s important to let go of these things and focus on the things we can control. That way, we can move forward without the weight of worry and doubt holding us back.
11. I Spend Time On Things That Make A Difference
It’s important to spend time on things that make a difference when you want to stop overthinking because these are the things that help us move forward in life. Overthinking can get us stuck in a loop of inaction and prevent us from taking positive steps forward.
However, by focusing on things that matter, we can put our energy into something productive and positive. This can help us to overcome overthinking and get on with our lives.
12. I Enjoy Solving Problems When They Arise
When it comes to overthinking, it’s important that we take a step back and enjoy solving the problems that arise. By taking a step back, we can gain some perspective and see that the issue at hand is not as big as we thought. This is where our problem-solving skills come into play. We can then work on a plan to solve the problem and put it behind us.
By enjoying solving the problem, we can take the focus off of ourselves and put it on the task at hand. We can then move forward with a clear head and without the worry and anxiety that often comes with overthinking.
13. Everything Is Working Out For Me
When we overthink, we create a problem that wasn’t there in the first place. We make mountains out of molehills and get ourselves stuck in a loop of inaction. This not only doesn’t move us forward, it moves us backward and downward.
The affirmation, ‘Everything is working out for me’ can help you stop making mountains out of molehills and develop hope instead.