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10 Struggles Only Over-Thinkers Would Understand

10 Struggles Only Over-Thinkers Would Understand

It is always hard to comprehend the ways of an over-thinker. Some have labeled us to be insecure and uncertain. While others suggest we are simply frightful. The truth is that there are only certain scenarios we can paint in our minds. These struggles only belong to us and only we can understand them.

1. We know relationships can be challenging

It is tough to deal with others. Because most times they will never meet our expectations and really we do take their actions too seriously. Even if it was a simply innocent remark we put added meaning to it and we form more than a million explanations around it.

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2. We worry a lot

We worry about almost anything. We think, juxtapose and imagine what the worst case scenario could be. We worry about the worst scenarios coming to life rather than the best. Such anxiety takes a toll on us as we try to search for possible solutions out of the mess our imaginative mind could put us in.

3. We plan more than we undertake

Our lives are centered on planning and paying attention to details. We want to fix it even if before it happens. We plan for the best. We plan for the worst. And at the end of the day we become disheartened if our plans are not acted out. Because really nothing happens the way we always thought it would.

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4. We are sometimes labeled to as insecure

Since we are always thinking and worrying and planning, people start having issues with our lack of stability. It would have simply been better if we thought it out and accomplished what we planned out, but we are always thinking more than doing.

5. We are victims of our mind

At the end of the day our mind plays tricks on us and we are simply victims of an ever active brain. Our minds go through sad thoughts, philosophical thoughts, theoretical thoughts and sometimes scary thoughts.

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6. We have it tough sustaining a relationship

This is for our boyfriends and girlfriends. It’s so difficult to date us because we are always over-analyzing everything that you have ever told us. Yes we love you or we have a crush on you, it is just so hard not to put depth in your every statement at us.

7. We just can’t forget

We hold on to every memory of the past as if it was some diamond necklace. We simply can’t let go and forget the past. Somehow we feel that it is the only mirror in making our present decisions.

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8. We have to apologize for everything

Since we are always thinking and taking our self so seriously, it is hard not to apologize and let you know how bad we feel about an issue or a situation. Even when it is not our fault or we are not to blame, we just feel we have not reached a bar, and we have to tell others how sorry we are for this.

9. We ask ourselves a lot of questions

If something goes right or wrong we ask ourselves a lot of questions. For example if someone unfollows us on Twitter or unfriends us on Facebook we wonder what might have gone wrong. Such puzzles could keep us awake all night as one question could give birth to a thousand more questions.

10. We are always comparing ourselves to others

We want to always know why we are not first in the pack or doing a lot better than other people. It is hard to fathom our present circumstances as we always feel we should be right ahead. However if we are not meeting such incredible standards we are setting for ourselves we tend to look at the future and start anticipating for it in incredulous ways.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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