Updated: Aug 5, 2020
5 Ways To Learn How To Stop Overthinking
Are you holding yourself back from accomplishing your dreams?
There is a fine line between R&D and overthinking. To quickly we can suck into overthinking and create our own excuses for why we can not achieve our dreams.
What's holding you back from living the life you dream of? What excuses are you telling the world why today is not the right day to: Write your book... Start working out... Start your new company? Here are 5 common excuses and tips on how to change your internal self-talk and get started!
Today I would like to debunk some common excuses.
Stop overthinking and overcome your fears
Here are 5 common excuses and tips on how to change your internal self-talk and get started!
Excuse: If I make a mistake, I am a failure.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying
A mistake is not something to fear, a mistake is an opportunity to learn from. A mistake means that you are pushing yourself to learn something new. Be proud that you dared to push yourself, learn what went wrong, adjust, and try again.
Tip - Remember the path to success is built on many small mistakes.
Excuse: I don't have enough time.
You make time for what is important to you
I have met moms working full time, raising babies and who still find time to pursue their passion. We all have 24 hours in a day: it’s how you choose to spend that time that’s important. Let's get honest with how much time you spend on tasks that do not bring you joy or bring you closer to your goals.
Tip - Review your schedule. Are you in control of your time or does time control you? Are the activities filling your day propelling you forward or holding you back? What task can be simplified, automated, or delegated?
Excuse: I am not smart enough.
Everything you need to know is on the internet.
"Alexa what’s the longest snake in the world?" any given dinner you will hear my kids asking Alexa random questions. Curious minds no longer have to wait until they go to the library to find answers. If you want to learn something new, I guarantee you that there is a blog post, YouTube video, or online course that will teach you.
Tip - Want to learn how to do a sit up, launch an Etsy shop, or start a new business? The answers lay at your fingertips! We live in a fantastic era of knowledge.
Excuse: I don't have enough money.
We Can Dave Ramsey this!
OMG ladies, money and time are those bitchy high school girls. If you don't show them who is Queen, they will run all over you. Review your spending! There is a good chance that you will be able to find the money to fund your goals. Do you buy lunch every day at $10? It adds up! That's almost $3,000 a year!
Tip - Create a budget. When money spending aligns with your values and goals, it's a good investment.
Excuse: I am so overwhelmed.
Break up the goal into small tasks
Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? Did your teacher hand you a book by Shakespeare? Heck no. You were taught the alphabet, and then the sounds that letters made and maybe later that year, you learned to recognize a few words.
Tip - Every project can be broken up into a small task. If your task list still feels too overwhelming, break the task into even smaller sections.
You and only you are in charge of your future. No one else. It's ok to feel scared and overwhelmed. To overthink a new problem, That's normal. It’s what you do next that matters most. I encourage you to push past the fear, to work through the feeling of being overwhelmed. To live your life outside your comfort zone. Because that is when big and fantastic things start to happen.
xo - Sabline
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