Keeping It All In: Overthinking

How many thoughts rush through your head before you go to bed? Just as you attempt to close your eyes to sleep, it’s as if our mind decides that this would be the perfect opportunity for you to think about life and why things are the way they are.

To make everything more difficult, these thoughts usually leaves us questioning ourselves, our choice, and worst of all, questioning the people who mean the most to us. When our brains finally lets us doze off, we are usually left in a state of confusion and sadness that can’t really be explained. I think that most of us will make the same mistake of keeping it all in.

We continue to overthink every aspect of our lives until it builds up inside of us. Our thoughts become a prison that we can’t escape from and in the process, we allow it to control our lives in a negative way. As these thoughts and emotions pile on, we become a ticking bomb that is unpredictable as to when it will explode. We become our own worst enemies. Overthinking everything causes us to become crazy and lost, rather than give us clarity we yearn for.

Tell me, does any of that sound familiar to you? Because if it does, just take a deep breath for a moment. Truth is, sometimes the best thing to do is just relax and see where life will take you. You’ll end up learning how unpredictable life truly is and how no amount of planning or thinking about it we ever have you fully prepared for it. We may never be able to escape overthinking everything, but in the end of the day, we all have that choice of whether we will allow ourselves to be a victim to it.

That choice to just get on this roller coaster called life, clear our minds, and enjoy the ride. 

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  • Ashana
    October 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If your thinking is making you sad and confused, then you’re doing it wrong.