I have and probably will always be one of life's 'Thinkers', now by that I don't mean in any way, shape or form that I mean I'm a clever dick, I just mean I think, ALOT! About ALOT!
I make issues out of none issues!
I make mountains out of mole hills!
I make situations out of nothing!
So I get it! I really do get it!
The process of 'thinking', or 'over-thinking' to be precise, can be your worst enemy in your day to day life!
I actively have to stop myself some days from 'over-thinking' and 'over-analysing'
I'm so busy planning and thinking about what I'm going to do or what needs to be done and thinking about the result of the event/action I haven't even carried out yet. My head space gets full very quickly on a daily basis! I permanently have loads of lists on the go to try and free up space, but I'll soon re-fill that space! The only real solution is to try and think LESS!!
If you're not careful,
You can think yourself into creating a problem,
You can think yourself into a bad attitude,
You can think yourself into a shitty frame of mind,
You can think yourself out of taking action,
You can think yourself out of just getting on with what needs to be done,
You can think yourself out of doing, what deep down you know you really should, really need or really want to be doing,
All this thinking can kill your day! Destroy spontaneity! Halt progress! And stop potential being fulfilled!
'Thinking' in all it's guises! Alot of the time is not positive! It can work as an avoidance tactic! Procrastination at it's finest! The more you think! The more you get to avoid any commitment! Or making any actual decisions!
'Yeah Im just mulling this over...'
'Im still weighing up this option or that option...'
A lot of the time this 'thinking' is harder than the actual doing! So why not just DO!?
Jump in! Get started! Stop putting things off!
If you're waiting for the right time?! I have news for you! There is never a right time!! In any situation!
Never will all the moons be aligned and a situation be 100% perfect! There will always be elements of chance and opposition at any one time! So you might as well crack on!!
The time is now!! Today is all we have right now! Live this day as your last! Then do the same tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that, for as long as you're lucky enough to be gifted 'a tomorrow'!!
I'm not advocating reckless abandon of all thought processes, there are things you should perhaps take slightly more consideration over, like that tattoo you're planning of your girlfriend-of-two-weeks name on your arm! No! Think about that shit long and hard!!
Your job will always get in the way of life!
Your family commitments are always going to be there and at times you will have to put your own life on complete hold as a result!
The Modern 24/7 life we live these days will always grind you down to the bone, no respite! Leaving you running on empty!
There will never be enough hours in any day!
You must learn to roll with the punches! Duck and weave!
STOP THINKING! AND BECOME ADEPT AT REACTING AND ACTING ON INSTINCT! AS INSTINCT AND 'GUT-FEELINGS' HAVE A HABIT OF BEING RIGHT!
JUST START DOING!!!!!!
THE BEST THINGS IN MY LIFE TODAY ARE RESULTS OF ME BEING A DOER! BY STOPPING MY INCESSANT THINKING! AND INSTEAD START DOING!!!!
TAKE A BRAIN TIME-OUT SOMETIME! TAKE A DAY OFF FROM BEING A THINKER AND TRY BEING THE DOER FOR A CHANGE, SEE WHAT AMAZING THINGS YOU'VE BEEN DELAYING ALL THIS TIME!! GET IT DONE!!
I hope you can take a positive message from this post and inject it into your day today.
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