01/16Here's how to stop overthinking when you are stressed out

Here's how to stop overthinking when you are stressed out

More often than not, we tend to start overthinking about a certain situation. We keep replaying scenarios in our head and keep coming up with situations that don't really exist. As much as we think that we might find a solution from all this overthinking, that really isn't the case. Rather than overanalysing situations, one needs to come up with a viable solution that can help them deal with their emotions. It's never too late to get help and opt for things that will keep you out of your head. Here are some tips that will help you stop overthinking with you're anxious.


02/16Take breaks throughout the day

Take breaks throughout the day

One of the best things you can do to calm yourself down when it comes to feeling anxious is to take regular breaks throughout the day. Do some work and then meditate for ten minutes, then continue working, then go for a walk. Doing things like this will help take your mind off all that unnecessary thinking.


03/16Use positive affirmations

Use positive affirmations

Say things to yourself like, "I refuse to have this thought any longer" or "I control my thoughts and my feelings". When you give yourself positive affirmations, it can help you understand that you have the power to control your feelings and your emotions. It can help you stay positive even in a negative situation.


04/16Distract yourself to happiness

Distract yourself to happiness

Every time you feel negative thoughts starting to plague your mind, do something to distract yourself. Dance, sing, bake, watch a film, go for a run or do whatever it is that your heart desires and before you know it, you'll be feeling a lot better.


05/16Learn to accept failure

Learn to accept failure

Failure is a part of life. Until you fall down, you cannot get up. If you find yourself constantly being terrorised by thoughts of failure then understand that there are just as many chances of you not failing at something. If something can go wrong, something can go right too and it will.


06/16Think of everything that can go right

Think of everything that can go right

Whenever you feel like you're overthinking about all the things that can go wrong, this is when you should start thinking about all the things that can go right instead. One thing adds up to another and then another and then before you know it you start spiralling out of control. So the next time when you get paralysed by fear worrying about things, start diverting your mind by thinking positive.


07/16Change your perspective

Change your perspective

More often than not, people who suffer from anxiety end up making mountains out of molehills. For example; When something tiny happens like making a simple mistake at work, instead of thinking that their boss might scold them they start thinking about how they could get fired and probably never find a job again which is honestly, highly unlikely. So, try to put some perspective into your thoughts so that you can realise that you're overthinking unnecessarily.


08/16Understand that perfection doesn't exist

Understand that perfection doesn't exist

You must understand that nobody can be the perfect boss, employee, parent, spouse, child etc. Perfection doesn't exist. The best you can do is to strive to become the most qualified version of yourself. You will make mistakes, you will fall down but you need to remember to always get back up and stay strong.


09/16Repeat the same thing

Repeat the same thing

If you're worrying over one particular thing, try to say the same thing over and over again so that after one point it gets boring. For example, you failed a job interview so keep saying that you bombed the interview instead of thinking about new things like other applicants or something you might have said wrong. When things become repetitive, they automatically start to become less threatening.


10/16Learn to recognise it

Learn to recognise it

More often than not, we tend to start overthinking without realising that we've been doing it for quite some time. For example, you may start thinking about that argument you had with that lady on the train or you might be wondering about something that your boss told you and before you know it, you'll have wasted 15 minutes worrying over some imaginary situation and conversations. Learn to recognise your anxiety. The moment you do that, you'll be able to bring it under control.