The memory is cursed with what hasn’t happened, says Marguerite Duras, and that’s a good example of overthinking. In fact, it’s the seed of a whole tree!
What are ways of overthinking? What are the subjects? The past (what it’s been, what it could have been). The future(s). About what you did or will do (or say). And I’ll stop it here : you perfectly know your ways of overthinking!
What are the ways OUT of this curse (which it is, right?). Most books show these paths :
- Dare and do something
Voilà! You just saved a bunch of money! Put these books back in the shelves!
1 Mindfulness is a way to focus on the now (let the past sleep/just enable the future) – well, you can try!
2 Acting-Doing has many good effects, from “keeping you busy” to “stop thinking a bit”, by way of “changing what I can”… instead of thinking about it.
Of course you can use another path, which could be “smart overthinking”, taking a wheel (if you find it) to drive it somewhere else, to tame it, to use it, to link it with others – or with books (which is the same), to divide it up like a sheaf, to make it a dance, to fight it, to… What about you?
You go girl! Merci et bonne route! Thanks for reading.