I recently realized that I feel really comfortable sharing my personal experiences with you! I was overwhelmed with the reception of the last post I wrote where I talked about what’s been going on in my life and how much feedback I got from you on Instagram so I think I want to do this more frequently. I noticed that being vulnerable and open with you guys also helps me feel better and improve as a person, besides, I get to hear your voices, know your stories and share opinions.
This past week has been about changing a particular habit of mine: I want to learn the art of not overthinking because I find myself overthinking ALL THE TIME. One of the reasons why I noticed this and told myself “this has to stop” was because I recently watched this movie called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and let me tell you guys, it has taught me so much!
In the movie, the protagonist finds himself daydreaming constantly instead of taking action, and I saw a little bit of myself in him. Sometimes I find myself having tons of new ideas, projects, dreams, and goals, but moving towards them ends up being somewhat challenging. One of the most important things I learned from the movie was to decide, act without hesitation and be courageous, you won’t be able to achieve your goals if you don’t take any action, dreaming is fine but action is necessary to make those dreams come true.
I also learned that to be courageous I have to be present and aware, and even letting go of my emotions occasionally can be helpful with staying grounded.
The fact that I’m able to see that there’s something about my personality that I want to change helps me bring that change as well, I know there are other steps and a ton of work involved in order to change that, but recognizing I’m an overthinker is the first step to start working in changing that.
I really recommend this movie, it has helped me realize a lot of things about myself and I think self-awareness and introspection are good habits, as long as we don’t take them too far, of course. I’m going to start listening to my intuition, and every time I start overthinking I’ll just repeat to myself:
ACTION, ACTION, ACTION.
Now I want to know, do you struggle with overthinking? If so, have you found ways of how to manage it? Let me know in the comments down below or head over to my Instagram and join the conversation!