I over think EVERYTHING!

This best describes me sometimes.. 

So this is one of those post in which I'm trying to find "inner peace" or something like that. I think about everything before it happens, and sometimes it does take a toll on my emotions!
Many people may over think a situation, and I guess it's quite normal, but throughout the years my thoughts have grown more negative and hurtful when they needn't be!

I've always been jealous of people that just say "YOLO" and mean it.

I have now begun to read a book by Eric Harrison called Teach Yourself To Meditate. This is because after I researched ways to become more relaxed etc., meditation was top of the list!
I have read about a third of the book so far, and it's safe to say that I need to focus on one or two things not ten all at the same time. In the past year or so I've had this weird thing in which I focus on the way I react when people talk to me, this has been a nightmare because whenever I have a bad day or feel uncomfortable it shows all over my face and the more I think about it, the worse it gets! Does anyone else get that??

I actually think I am pretty normal deep down as whenever I see funny photos like this that my friends have posted, I think I am like that/think that too! See picture below:


ADVICE??
My advice for anyone battling with A same or similar problem is to not Google what you're worrying about, because I used to, and trust me it would make my anxieties WORSE. 
Instead try your best to avoid thinking about what you're not trying to think about - easier said then done hey? but practice makes perfect!? Truly that last peace of advice isn't what you really should do as it's a short term pass. Instead write the things your thinking too much about on a peace of paper, and decided the worst and best things that would be the outcome. 

If you are worrying about something that's happening a month away for example, I have a little tip. Whenever something I wasn't looking forward to at school was going to happen, I would say to myself "don't worry about it until this particular day", and that used to calm me down and not build up my thoughts until the allocated time picked!


Do you over think? Do you have any advice?
thanks for reading guys! 

Love Laura xxx  


5 comments

  1. I worry so much too! These are great pieces of advice!! :D
    Alice x
    missalicethecamel.blogspot.com

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  2. I guess I'm quite lucky as in I've never been a worrier per se, I tend just to think whatever will be will be. If I do, I get wound up for about an hour, and that's it strangely.

    I get very uncomfortable in certain situations, but I usually just think 'what's the worse that could happen with my being here?' and the answer is usually something pathetic.

    My friend has a trick though; she writes down all her fear/anxieties/worries in a letter, seals the envelope and gives it to someone to hide for a week. As far as she's concerned for that week, it's the letter's turn to worry. She then revisits and usually all of them have come to nothing - she used to do it every week, but now it's once every few months when she feels a bit overwhelmed.

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Aww I wish I could be a bit more like you, but I will defo take your advice on board!!
      That's a good trick your friend does, I literally might try it! thanks so much for your feedback as always xx

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  3. I'm exactly the same, definitely a worrier.
    I google when I'm ill which is really not a good idea!
    Great advice :)
    Mia
    xxx
    www.prettyeclectic.co.uk

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  4. Hey,
    just found your blog and read your article. you're so right, but I like to overthink, too.
    I don't know, sometimes I wish I wouldn't do that, I also try not to think about that too much then,
    and sometimes I can stop, but some things.. well some things I just can not stop thinking about till it turn out that way or not.. I am also a "what if.." person, you know? Haha, anyways, I see I am not alone and I just try my best, enjoy life. everything happens for a reason, huh? =)

    <3

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