We all tend to overthink a lot of things in our lives but it can really take a toll on us. We need to be able to shut out some of those thoughts and clear our minds.

Overthinking can sometimes keep us from getting things done or even in most cases keep us up at night. Depending on what you are thinking about it can either make you feel better or make you feel like complete shit and there really is no dead set way to overcome it for everyone. We all face things differently and what works for you might not always work for someone else.

If you are like me then chances are you overthink a lot. When I am overthinking and need to quiet my mind the following quotes always help. Take a look and see if any of them help you, sometimes just letting them really sink in can make a difference.

13 Quotes That You Should Remind Yourself of When Overthinking:

1. “The more you overthink the less you will understand.”
― Habeeb Akande

2. “They say, “Look before you leap.” So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

3. “The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.”
― Shannon L. Alder

4. “The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match.”
― Shaun Hick

5. “Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
― Robert Herjavec, The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding

6. “If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong!”
― Shannon L. Alder

7. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
― C. JoyBell C.

8. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
― C. JoyBell C.

9. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

10. “I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

11. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

12. “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”
― Albert Einstein

13. “The head thinks. The heart knows.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

When you find yourself stuck in thought sit and meditate over these things. Read them and let them really resonate with you before trying to settle in. The more you understand the act itself the better you will be able to work through it.

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