Ways to control overthinking

  1. Have self-awareness step back look at how you are responding, and acknowledge your feelings
  2. Visualization visualize only the positive things that you want to happen to you
  3. Physical Activity
  4. Find a distraction (book, TV show, slow music, etc.)
  5. Practice mindfulness & deep breathing exercises
  6. No negative self-talk recognize the negative self-talk and say out loud “STOP”
  7. Look at the bigger picture and ask yourself how this situation is going to affect you in 5, 10, or 20 years
  8. Be creative (draw, write, paint, etc.)
  9. Do something nice for someone else
  10. Acknowledge your accomplishments, strengths, and qualities
  11. Stay present practice grounding exercises, eat mindfully, go outside for a walk
  12. Consider other viewpoints and ask for feedback from others when you find yourself overthinking
  13. Practice self-compassion be kind to yourself and practice positive self-talk regularly
  14. Embrace your fears and stressors and compromise with the idea that sometimes there will be things that are out of your control
  15. Take a good sleep
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