Issue #152

Get Out of Your Own Head

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” — Elbert Hubbard
An art piece of a monk meditating in a temple with skyscrapers outside in the distance.
You can find a peaceful place or moment of happiness even in the craziness of the modern world and life. Just like in this contemplative piece by Pawel Kozera.

We tend to overthink things.

“What could have been? What should have been? Could I have acted differently? Should this really have happened? Should I really have said this?”

If you sometimes find yourself in one of these loops, you’re not alone.

I do it constantly. I overthink even the tiniest little decisions I make and the actions I take. I find myself wondering if what I said has been misinterpreted. And it takes a while to catch me and pull me out of there—out of my own head.

When this happens, I try to remind myself that I can’t know what others are thinking or feeling, that they just as well might have interpreted my words exactly as intended, and that I did the best I could in that particular moment.

If you’re stuck in a loop, get out of there. Stop overthinking. Do something, analyze the results, learn from them, then move on.

Zoran Jambor
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PS. Am I the only one who overthinks constantly, or does it happen to others? Do you sometimes overthink things?