I can't turn off my brain!
I keep re-living it over and over!
My mind works against me!
I can't get it out of my head!
It keeps me up at night!
Any of this sound familiar?
Here are LovingLife R&HG's top 3 ways to stop thinking too much.
3. Observe Your Thoughts
Start paying attention. What are you actually thinking about? You might notice that your thoughts aren't quite as dependable or as necessary as you might have thought. Often we notice a lot of repetition and even lies! Think about it, how often have you judged someone (or yourself), and then later admitted to not believing that at all? Observing your thoughts takes practice but you have to find the light switch in order to turn it off.
2. Hang on to Helpful Thoughts
Your mind can be your ally, but it needs some guidance. Start noticing which thoughts are helpful, and which ones are not. You'll notice that the helpful ones don't need to spiral over and over. For example, if your spouse is late coming home, unhelpful thoughts might be: "He always keeps me waiting. He's cheating on me. What if he was in an accident?" A helpful thought is: "I will wait until "this" time before I try calling his cell"; or, "Maybe I'll do something I love while I wait". Do you see the difference?
1. Find your Energetic/Spiritual Vehicles and Start Driving!
Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Accupressure-- all great examples of connecting the mind with body and spirit. Such practices allow you to become the master of your thoughts instead of letting your thoughts run you.