How to Stop Overthinking
Overthinking - we're all guilty of it. It paralyzes us, creates anxiety, brings out fears we didn't even know we had. So how do we escape our crazy, negative thought spiral? Cathy shares her tricks to quiet down your wild mind, including how to pinpoint the root cause of your overthinking, what practices can pull you out of worries, and how to open yourself up to all the good that you deserve.
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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
You have been assigned to do something extraordinary and magical.
Give yourself time to explore. Life can be in pencil.
Find your chargers. Find those sources of energy to make you more productive.
Write out your busy thoughts. Then challenge them. Just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true.
You can’t predict the future. Stop wasting time worrying about what could happen.
The more you fail will make you far more successful.
We live the lives that we’re willing to tolerate.
What is the story you tell yourself about what you deserve?
It’s okay to want things. Now show up and go for it.
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Our episode with Carey Bentley on productivity
Forbes article "6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything"
Get your thoughts out
Challenge your thoughts, ask if they're true
Change it up and redirect your attention
Practice mindfulness and let the thoughts pass
Inc article "10 Simple Ways You Can Stop Yourself From Overthinking"
Put things in perspective
Remember you aren't psychic
Change your perspective on failure
Nelson Mandela quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
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