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Can Doing Household Chores Be Fun?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianna Glynska

And I don't hate Saturdays anymore having realized that small and, at first sight, irrelevant things can be of great help in our lives, it just depends on how we view them.

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

Pam Stucky | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Stucky

But it's not about perfection, and that's one of the most important things I've learned so far on this meditation journey. Here are five more lessons I've learned along the way.

One Hint About How To Form A New Habit (Don't Overthink It)

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 02/22/2016 11:33 AM EST on LiveScience To pick up a new habit, try not to think about it too hard. New findings sugges...

How to Stop Overthinking

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.

Does Being Neurotic Really Make You More Creative?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

Neuroticism may not be so bad after all. Neurotic people tend to overthink things and dwell on negative thoughts, emotions and experiences. But as m...

10 Things Over-Thinkers Are Tired Of Over-Thinking

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living

While writing this intro, I deleted the first paragraph approximately six times. My thoughts ranged from "Just get to the point already" to "That sent...

12 Things Only Over-Thinkers Understand

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
YourTango

Is this you: standing in the middle of the supermarket trying to debate over something as frivolous as a box of rice? If you answered yes, congratulations! You are an over-thinker.

Is Your Over-Thinking an 'Addiction'? Here Are 8 Steps to Recovery

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I like choices. Nearly every one of my decisions is carefully researched to maximize the greatest number of benefits. When buying, I like to know I ...

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, ...

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Take Action Without Overthinking

Matt Tenney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

I was in India with my cousin Vivek, and I had asked him to take me on a typical bus that he takes to work because I wanted to do what the locals do: ...

Does Thinking Crazy Thoughts Mean I'm Going Crazy?

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To shake yourself free of a belief in thought-action fusion, remember that there is a clear difference between thinking a strange or dangerous thing and taking action on that strange or dangerous thing.

7 More Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

There may be days we want to pull our hair out, slam our heads into a wall, turn our brains off. But in the end, we need to remember that we know ourselves better than anyone else. We need to have faith that we are doing the right thing, making the right choices -- because our instincts exist for a reason.

7 Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

If something is wrong in one part of our life, it will consume our thoughts. We are good at hiding this and being productive regardless, but it's still there, nibbling at the back of our minds until we can get home, collapse on the couch and give it our full attention.

Are You a Thinker?

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

When I have a problem, I think about it. I imagine it from every angle. The pros and the cons, the yes and the no. Sometimes that's really helpful; it guides me to make good decisions. But sometimes, I think too much about the same thing, over and over. Have you ever done that?

Shortstop Psychology: The Mystery of the Yips

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

What's going on that a highly skilled athlete can suddenly and inexplicably lose the fundamentals of fielding? The usual explanation is that these players start to "overthink" their automatic, highly tuned visual and motor skills, and sabotage them in the process. But this has never been proven, nor is it clear just what this means on a basic cognitive level.

What Most Men Don't Have and Why I'm Jealous

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

Men aren't perfect. They've got some areas of improvement in the realm of manhood, husbandhood and fatherhood. But let's hit pause on that less-than-helpful story we repeat to ourselves and take a minute to turn it around.

12 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty Next Year

Bob Miglani | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.

How to Detox Your Mind: 4 Lessons on How to Stop Overthinking

Bob Miglani | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

From listening to everyday people to personal development authors to hearing an instructional video on how to do better blogs -- I took charge of what went into my head and made a choice to fill it with positive thoughts.

Think or Act? A Deep Thinker's Dilemma

Ryan McKeever | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan McKeever

It's okay to be comfortable with the unknown or not perfect. Too much ambiguity is a cause for thinking. But ambiguity on small matters will hinder you.

4 Reasons You're Not Happy

Garret Kramer | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

If you forego the mental strategy (and avoid adding more thought), your head will empty, insights arise, and you will feel better. After all, you, like all human beings, are designed to regulate to clarity without effort.

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking (And Rediscover Happiness)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

Over-thinking is all about dredging up the past and/or borrowing trouble from the future. The best cure for over-thinking is to simply be present. Be here right now.

My No. 1 Tip for Solving Problems

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Is something bothering you? Put it down, give it a break, walk away and forget about it -- for now. Trust your higher consciousness to keep working on a solution.

The Problem-Solving Fast Track

Garret Kramer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Garret Kramer

We live in a thought-created reality, not a circumstance-created reality. Therefore, it makes little sense to think more about a problem that is the result of too much thinking to begin with.

The Problem With Thinking

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilana Donna Arazie

Becoming totally present allows us to know what feels right as a next step at any given moment.