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BACON for Overthinking: Break Free from the Cycle of Anxiety

Do you ever find yourself replaying past events or worrying about what could happen in the future? Do you over-analyze or overthink even the smallest things? If you answered yes, then you are familiar with the agony of overthinking. Many of us overthink, and it is such a common habit that we often don't know that we are guilty of it. However, overthinking can cause significant harm to our lives and our mental health. Let’s discuss the different types of overthinking, the problems with overthinking, and most importantly, ways to stop or curb it so that we can live a happier life.

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Overthinking and Bacon

B - Be Mindful

Overthinking is often caused by stress and anxiety, which result in constant worry. A good way to start changing our habit of overthinking is through mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to being present and focusing on the moment, without judgment. Mindfulness techniques such as meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises can help us calm our minds, increase our awareness of our thoughts and feelings, and alleviate stress.

A - Analyze Your Thoughts

It's essential to analyze our thoughts to understand the cause of our overthinking. Some people overthink because they are afraid of making mistakes or being judged by others, and others overthink because they struggle with accepting uncertainty. Reflect on your thoughts and identify the triggers that cause you to overthink. Understanding the root cause of overthinking makes it easier to address it.

C - Create a Plan

Having a plan is essential in curbing overthinking. Creating a plan helps us to structure our lives and follow through with our goals. When we have a plan, we're less likely to worry about what could happen in the future because we know what we need to do to achieve our goals. Creating a plan is also a great way to stay organized, which leads to less stress and more productivity.

O - Overcome Perfectionism

Often, overthinking comes with a desire to do things perfectly, even when it is not possible. As a result, perfectionists often end up procrastinating or never finishing anything. The only way to overcome perfectionism is to learn to accept that it's okay to make mistakes and that the journey is more important than the destination. Focus on progress rather than perfection.

N - Nurture Positive Self-Talk

Overthinking can often be a result of negative self-talk, so it's essential to nurture positive self-talk to break the cycle of negativity. Positive self-talk includes affirmations and empowering phrases such as "I am capable" or "I am enough." Consistently speaking positive affirmations to yourself will help build self-confidence, increase your self-esteem, and decrease the habit of self-doubt.

Overthinking can cause significant harm to our happiness and quality of life. Though we can't stop overthinking altogether, there are strategies to help break the cycle of negative thoughts. We must be mindful, analyze our thoughts, challenge our negative thoughts, overcome perfectionism, and nurture positive self-talk to stop overthinking. Remember, the quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our lives. By applying a little BACON, we can overcome overthinking and enjoy a life full of happiness and contentment.

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Marty Jalove of Master Happiness is a Corporate Coach, Business Consultant, and Marketing Strategist that helps small businesses, teams, and individuals find focus, feel fulfilled, and have fun. Master Happiness stresses the importance of realistic goal setting, empowerment, and accountability in order to encourage employee engagement and retention. The winning concentration is simple: Happy Employees attract Happy Customers and Happy Customers come back with Friends.

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