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How To Stop Overthinking

Here’s how to stop overthinking and relax….

Overthinking is a negative way of dealing with stressful situations by replaying situations in your head. Furthermore, being stuck in this pattern which is causing you stress, anxiety and depression. Need help? Read more and learn how to break free and lead a more contented life.

Here’s how to stop thinking too much….

Recognise When You’re Overthinking

These are the danger signs :

  • Others telling you that you’re overthinking things
  • Replaying conversations over in your head
  • Thinking about other’s actions or motivations
  • Your thoughts offering no real progress
  • Feeling unable to react in the moment
  • Punishing  yourself about your natural responses

Understanding Damaging Thoughts

Firstly, whatever your situation, without another person’s perspective, you can easily develop the following patterns.

  • All or nothing thinking – seeing a situation as absolute
  • Over generalisation – blowing things out of proportion
  • Filtering – only seeing the positive or negative
  • Jumping to conclusions – assuming things instead of clarifying
  • Magnifying and minimising – making things bigger/ smaller than reality
  • False reasoning – believing you’ve reached the only true conclusion
  • Should statements – punishing yourself – “I should have known”

What Triggers Overthinking?

Secondly, what’s triggering your damaging thoughts? Maybe it’s stress, anxiety or social embarrassment? Perhaps low confidence. Or troubling relationships.

Challenging Your Thoughts

Thirdly, instead of thinking the worst will happen, imagen some positive outcomes. In addition, seeking professional help is the best way of finding new ways of coping.

How to Stop Overthinking Relationships

Many of us have a tendency to overthink relationships. Whether you’re struggling to start a new relationship, struggling to decide whether to end your current relationship or finding that you fear commitment, overthinking relationships could be the problem. 

Hypnotherapy for Overthinking

In conclusion, hypnotherapy will help you stop the damaging cycle for good. Start now by reaching out for information on how to stop overthinking. You could even try my new online hypnotherapy. Please get in touch.

Further Reading

How to relax – stop thinking and switch off

Stop worrying and start living

How to make a difficult decision

Generalised anxiety disorder

My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

How to stop overthinking and relax
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