4 thoughts on “Stuck In An Over-Thinking Rut?

  • December 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I find myself over thinking things to death. I am so afraid that there is a better solution that I don’t do anything.When I am forced to make the decision it usually turns out all right.Very frustrating.

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    • December 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks for replying Topgun. Perhaps as an exercise you might, instead of looking for a perfect solution, use the best solution you can come up with. But as you’ve proven to yourself inactivity leads to an ‘all right’ solution once you’re forced. It might be empowering to proactively choose a solution and try to plan for your fears of ‘things not working out’. While this might be scary at first it can lead to more confidence in yourself and perhaps take away much of the worry over making a ‘wrong’ or ‘ineffective’ solution. Email me at [email protected] and I can link you to some resources of tactics to use if you decide to try this. Take Care –Kylie–

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  • December 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Interesting article with lots to think (but not too much 🙂 ) about. I find exercising helpful when I need to let go of a problem, and often when I’m done swimming or whatever, I’m easily able to solve the problem that before seemed so unsurmountable.

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    • December 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Swimming is very relaxing. Also when you swim you need to breathe a certain way, focus on the present (yours legs kicking, your timing of your strokes), and there are so many sensations your mind is forced to ‘feel’ instead of ‘worry’. It could be these combination of factors that are ‘distracting’ you from your problem and that distance, plus the wonderful endorphins obtained through exercise, is allowing your subconscious/unconscious? mind to process your thoughts.

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