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200 Best Quotes From Stop Overthinking By Nick Trenton (2023)

Quotes From Stop Overthinking By Nick Trenton


1. “Stress is a fact of life, but overthinking is optional!”


2. “If we hope to successfully tackle overthinking, we need to take a step back rather than trying to work through the problem from inside our own rumination.”


3. “Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” And rumination is what happens when all that processing power has nothing better to do!”


4. “In fact, the moment he has that thought, his head is filled with seemingly millions of examples of all the times people have criticized him.”


5. “Let’s begin with a common explanation for anxiety: genetics.”


6. “Stop overthinking. If it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be.”


7. “in the present moment, appreciate and enjoy what you have. No matter what the future holds, what you have now will always be enough.”


8. “More alarming than this, overthinking can completely warp your perception of events in time, shaping your personality in ways that mean you are more risk averse, more negatively focused and less resilient. When you’re constantly tuned into Stress FM you are not actually consciously aware and available in the present moment to experience life as it is. You miss out on countless potential feelings of joy, gratitude, connection and creativity because of your relentless focus on what could go wrong, or what has gone wrong.”


9. “When you’re trapped in a worry cycle that’s been going on for a while, it can seem like a jumble of stressful chaos that makes no sense. But in its own way, it does make sense. There is a clear trigger, and that is a lack of certainty.”


10. “In other words, though it might not feel like it in the moment, a big cause of anxiety can come down to intrinsic factors within you as an individual.”


11. “then puts a magnifying lens on all his flaws and starts turning each of them over in his mind, wondering why he is the way he is, tortured by the fact that he can’t seem to just “let it go.” After an hour of this, he realizes with despair that he is no closer to making a decision about his health issue, and instantly feels depressed, sinking into a storm of negative self-talk where he tells himself over and over again that this always happens, that he never sorts himself out, that he’s too neurotic . . . Phew! It’s hard to see how all of this torment and mental anguish started with nothing more than James noticing he had a weird-looking mole on his shoulder! We all live in a highly strung, overstimulated, highly cerebral world. Overthinking puts our ordinary cognitive instincts in overdrive. Excessive thinking occurs when our thought processes are out of control, causing us distress. Endless analysis of life and of self is usually unwanted, unstoppable, and self-defeating. Ordinarily, our brains help us solve problems and understand things more clearly—but overthinking does the opposite. Whether you call it worry, anxiety, stress, rumination, or even obsession, the quality that characterizes overthinking is that it feels awful, and it doesn’t help us in any way.”


12. “The first thing you need to remember is a mantra called the 4 As of stress management. These are avoid, alter, accept, and adapt. Avoiding things entails simply walking away from things you can’t control. Some things are simply not worth the effort and are best removed from our environments”


13. “People who are not subject to anxious overthinking have mastered a particular attitude to life that’s characterized by flexibility, focus, resilience, and beneficial action. Put your awareness”


14. “Marcus E. Raichle is a neuroscientist who coined the term “default mode network,” which can be”


15. “Physical effects, both long and short term, include: Racing heart, headache, nausea, muscle tension, fatigue, dry mouth, dizzy feelings, increase in breathing rate, aching muscles, trembling and twitching, sweating, disturbed digestion, immune system suppression and memory issues. Your body was designed to endure brief moments of acute stress, but chronic stress (stress that is ongoing) can start to cause chronic health conditions, like cardiovascular disease, insomnia, hormonal dysregulation and so on. If the ordinary physical experience of stress is prolonged, the physical effects can have consequences in the rest of your life… Mental and psychological effects include: Exhaustion and fatigue, feeling on edge, nervousness, irritability, inability to concentrate, lack of motivation, changes to libido and appetite, nightmares, depression, feeling out of control, apathy and so on. Stress can reinforce negative thinking patterns and harmful self-talk, lower our confidence, and kill our motivation. More alarming than this, overthinking can completely warp your perception of events in time, shaping your personality in ways that mean you are more risk averse, more negatively focused and less resilient. When you’re constantly tuned into Stress FM you are not actually consciously aware and available in the present moment to experience life as it is. You miss out on countless potential feelings of joy, gratitude, connection and creativity because of your relentless focus on what could go wrong, or what has gone wrong. This means you’re less likely to recognize creative solutions to problems, see new opportunities and capitalize on them, or truly appreciate all the things that are going right for you. If you are constantly in a low-level state of fear and worry, every new encounter is going to be interpreted through that filter, and interpreted not for what it is, but for what you’re worried it could be. Broader social and environmental effects include: Damage to close relationships, poor performance at work, impatience and irritability with others, retreating socially, and engaging in addictive or harmful behaviors. A person who is constantly stressed and anxious starts to lose all meaning and joy in life, stops making plans, cannot act with charity or compassion to others, and loses their passion for life. There is very little spontaneity, humor or irreverence when someone’s mind is too busy catastrophizing, right? As you can imagine, the physical, mental and environmental aspects all interact to create one, unified experience of overthinking and anxiety. For example, if you overthink consistently, your body will be flooded with cortisol and other stress hormones. This can leave you on edge, and in fact cause you to overthink even more, adding to the stress, changing the way you feel about yourself and your life. You might then make bad choices for yourself (staying up late, eating bad food, shutting people out) which reinforce the stress cycle you’re in. You may perform worse at work, procrastinating and inevitably giving yourself more to worry about, and so on…”


16. “since overthinkers are pretty good at convincing themselves that their current worry is all-encompassing… until the next all-encompassing worry replaces it.”


17. “Creating the right space and opportunity for change and growth Reflecting on your process and developing your sense of being a proactive agent in that process Developing self-awareness Learning to trial-and-error your own behavior, and experimenting with your experience Practicing ways of finding help and community with others Bravely confronting your limiting beliefs and thought patterns and challenging your mental”


18. “Remember that forgiveness is something you do for yourself, not the other person. When you forgive, you are releasing yourself from the stress and energy of resenting and blaming the other person.”


19. “A 2010 paper published by Killingsworth and Gilbert titled “A wandering mind is an unhappy mind” found that the brain is ultimately spending as much time stewing over what is not happening as it is over what is happening.”


20. “So he stops stressing about his health…and starts stressing about his thoughts about his health.”


Quotes From Other Authors About Overthinking


21. “Overthinking… sustains or worsens sadness, fosters negatively biased thinking, impairs a person’s ability to solve problems, saps motivation, and interferes with concentration and initiative. Moreover, although people have a strong sense that they are gaining insight into themselves and their problems during their ruminations, this is rarely the case. What they do gain is a distorted, pessimistic perspective on their lives.” — Sonja Lyubomirsky (The How of Happiness)


22. “Of course, if you could simply will yourself to stop thinking certain thoughts, shout “STOP”, snap a rubber band, trigger a shock, then you wouldn’t be here. There’s no easy “off” switch for obsessive thinking. Saying “stop” is the most intuitive response to obsessive thinking. But psychologists have discovered that the attempt to block some thoughts from awareness leads to an equal and opposite reaction in which the very thoughts you’re trying to suppress come swinging back with a vengeance. Telling yourself to stop thinking obsessively is like pushing a beach ball under the water. The harder you press, the higher it pops, when you can no longer hold onto it.” — Bruce Hubbard


23. “A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety.” – Bertrand Russell


24. “If things seem fine but you still feel anxious, consider rechanneling the energy you spend overthinking in yourself. Go out with friends, get a pet, pursue a hobby, or take a class to find ways to achieve your personal fulfillment. When you start to feel at ease with yourself, you will be less affected by the ups and downs in your life and your relationships.” — Inspired by an Emmy Brunner


25. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”- Dean Smith


26. “The best way to stop overthinking is to see it before it happens.” — Emma Kopplin


27. “Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.” – Rumi


28. “Introverts process more information per second than extroverts. And this helps explain why introverts… are prone to overthinking.” — Tina Roumeliotis


29. “I have realized sometimes I do better working under a crazy schedule. It gives me less time to overthink things and forces me to be present.” – Torrey DeVitto


30. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


31. “We will learn many things throughout our lives, but the key to managing all of our knowledge is — so it seems – to trust our gut.” — Alexia Lafatia


32. “You can’t use your mind to control your emotions. Instead, you need to find a way to fully connect with your emotions beyond whatever your mind is telling you about them.” — Justin Brown


33. “You can be indifferent to each thought that you become aware of, it helps to give the thoughts less energy to sprout.” — Lachlan Brown


34. “Don’t ruin a new day thinking about yesterday. Yesterday has gone; why drag it back by overthinking?” — Anon


35. “Life is God's novel. Let him write it.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer


36. “To think too much is a disease.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky


37. “This is the most important dilemma an overthinker must face: is overthinking helpful right now, or just procrastination and fear and resistance.” — Sam Killerman


38. “Majority of people who are easily stressed are the ones who think too much about the problems instead of solutions. Always focus on solutions.” – Subodh Gupt


39. “The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match.” – Shaun Hick


40. “Overthinking clouds our minds with so much negativity that we forget the possibility that the other people involved in the dispute are basically good people who had good reasons for acting the way they did.” — Happier Human


41. “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein


42. “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.” – Van Wilder


43. “You’re bound to feel uncertain, unprepared, and unqualified. But let me assure you of this: what you have right now is enough. You can plan, delay, and revise all you want, but trust me, what you have now is enough to start.” — James Clear


44. “It (Overthinking) steals time and energy, and rarely produces anything worthwhile. And by exhausting you in the process, it makes you more susceptible to its close relatives, anxiety, and depression.” — Ryan Howes


45. “Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I'll try it.” – Diane Mariechild


46. “The greatest force is derived from the power of thought. The finer the element, the more powerful it is. The silent power of thought influences people even at a distance, because mind is one as well as many. The universe is a cobweb; minds are spiders.” – Swami Vivekananda


47. “The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust.” — L.J. Vanier


48. “Don't get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn't even exist in the first place.” – Jayson Engay


49. “Stop, slow down, and be grateful for the memories you are making right now. Explore the different parts of your life that bring you joy. This can… lead to less rumination.” — Morgan Cutolo


50. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” — Napoleon Bonaparte


51. “Thinking is good. Overthinking is not. Stop overthinking; life is too short to waste on that.” — Anon


52. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee


53. “Overthinkers have the ability to instantly find alternative possibilities to reality.” — Kristine Fellizar and Carolyn Steber


54. “If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.” — Desiderius Erasmus


55. “Overthinking is like a vacuum of some kind—it sucks you in.” — Dinsa Sachan


56. “Life stops when one stops dreaming for better because of overwhelming pressure of fear that arises from his overthinking..” – Srinivas Mishra


57. “What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith


58. “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


59. “Stop worrying about what tomorrow may bring. Focus on what you can control. Stay positive. Enjoy today. Expect good things to come.” – Karen Salmansohn


60. “Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


61. “Sometimes your internal weather is going to feel grey and overcast, especially if you are caught up in ruminative thoughts. Rainy weather can only last as long as the pattern of weather sustains it. Once the pattern disappears so will the rain.” — Jason W. B. Liem


62. “The thing is, overthinking won’t actually fulfil the needs you’re coping with. When you repeat a certain topic over and over again in your mind, chances are you’re not getting anywhere. If you’re not finding a solution or gaining understanding, then your repetitive thoughts will either create frustration or will disempower you.” — Melissa Raise


63. “When you’re completely immersed in your own problems…, pretend you’re listening to a friend’s troubles and then giving her advice on what to do. When you act as an observer of yourself, you’re less emotional about your problems.” — Rachael Moeller Gorman


64. “Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind.” – Sri Ravi Shankar


65. “Your overthinking voice out of your head sounds like a strict adult who always counts your problems and points out your mistakes, but doesn’t ever help you with solutions.” — Anon


66. “If my mind is busy thinking about things like how someone hurt or upset me and how I can protect myself or get back at them, I’m too busy in my head to enjoy the present moment.” – Ankush Jain


67. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain


68. “Your brain is a complicated mechanism, and overthinking is a natural product of this. There is nothing wrong with overthinking a little, but a continual fixation on any one thought is unhealthy. Take a deep breath and follow the steps above to help disrupt repetitive thoughts and stop overthinking.” — Jim Kwik


69. “Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.” – Tony Robbins


70. “To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces. The sea air, sunshine, and patience, Watson—all else will come.” – Arthur Conan Doyle


71. “The more you overthink the less you will understand.” – Habeeb Akande


72. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” – Randy Armstrong


73. “Helping others puts your issues in order by reminding you that we all go through tough times, some much more than you ever will.” — Kulraj Singh


74. “Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is.” – Karen Salmanso


75. “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” – Alan Watts.


76. “Now is definitely the best time to start, though Yesterday would have beaten it easily.” – Kalpesh Jain


77. When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill


78. “Step outside for a while – calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru


79. “And then pull the trigger. Step off the plank. You cut through all the doubts and fears and hand-wringing that are holding you back and just dive in.” — Leo Babauta


80. “An overthinking mind drags you on and around the same jagged patch of your negative past.” — HIP


81. “Don’t keep things bottled up. It’s not good for you.” – Kody Keplinger


82. “You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it.” – Laurie Viera Rigler


83. “It’s like tying yourself to a rope that is connected to a pole and going in circles again and again.” — Remez Sasson


84. “Although people believe they are problem-solving through rumination, it does not result in any real or actionable solution. In reality, problems sometimes intensify when you dwell on them.” — Jessica DuBois-Maahs


85. “You spend too much time in the negative zone of thinking, that it becomes like your comfort zone.” — Saloni Singh


86. “Because remember, talking about the thing isn’t the thing. Doing the thing is the thing.” — Amy Poehler


87. “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” – Anthony Hopkins


88. “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


89. “In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” – Lao Tzu


90. “Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.” – Benjamin Disraeli.


91. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin


92. “Overthinking can be a hard habit to break because it feels like doing something. But on some level you know it’s just wasting your time and effort.” — Seth J. Gillihan


93. “Soon you will be dead and none of it will matter” – Marcus Aurelius


94. “Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and overthinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place.” — Jayson Engay


95. “Overthinking is parasitic. It’s viral. It’s deadly, even.” – Genereux Philip


96. “If you want power, control the narrative in other people’s head. If you seek happiness, control the narrative in your own head.” – Johnny Uzan.


97. “Try not to give the driving seat of your mind to anyone. People are happy to drive you to regrets.” – Vineet Raj Kapoor


98. “How you see the world is shaped by your life experiences, values, and assumptions. Imagining things from a different point of view can help you work through some of the noise.” — Cindy Lamothe


99. “The truth is, you can’t stop all bad things from happening and you can’t stop yourself from every bad decision. What you can do is get help.” — BetterHelp Editorial


100. “You only have control over three things in your life, the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.” – Jack Canfield


101. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” — George Bernard Shaw


102. “The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn't the real problem. The real problem is that we don't trust.” – L.J. Vanier


103. “Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life… Do good if you can; but, at any rate, do something.” – Elizabeth Gaskell


104. “Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn


105. “Understand that strong feelings shape thoughts. Relaxing and lifting one’s feelings and emotional reactions can help control one’s thoughts.” — Jeffrey Huttman


106. “My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” — Sylvia Plath


107. “Don’t overthink, just do it.” – Shia LaBeouf


108. “Overthinking, also, best known for creating problems that are never there.” — David Sikhosana


109. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” – Epictetus.


110. “My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best.” – Scott Eastwood


111. “The more you overthink, the more your comfort zone becomes a forest of negative thoughts.” — Unknown


112. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”- Napoleon Bonaparte


113. “Turning to wine or ice cream may briefly quiet these thoughts. But in the end, they’re only temporary fixes. The overthinking returns, and now you may have added the complications that accompany an eating disorder.” — Susan Nolen-Hoeksema


114. “Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” — Buddha


115. “Awareness is the beginning of change. Before you can begin to address or cope with your habit of overthinking, you need to learn to be aware of it when it’s happening.” — Lolly Daskal


116. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone


117. “Remember, the talking about the thing isn't the thing. Doing the thing is the thing.” – Amy Poehler


118. “Overthinking saps your energy. It’s like a hamster on a wheel — running fiercely but reaching nowhere.” — Anon


119. “Expressive writing, also known as written emotional disclosure, is the act of expressing ourselves through writing. This can be a very effective way of processing your thoughts, and can help us in finding ways to overcome those thoughts.” — Dennis Relojo-Howell


120. “When you overthink, it doesn’t let you make a decision or take an action.” — Sandip Roy, Happiness India Project


121. “I get anxious about everything. I just can’t stop thinking about things all the time. And here’s the really destructive part — it’s always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done.” – Hugh Laurie


122. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb


123. “Overthinking is often a product of underdoing.” – Yehuda Berg


124. “It has been well said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon


125. “When the cycle of your thoughts pedal up and down the same stretch of highway without stopping or exiting, then you’re overthinking.” — Sandip Roy


126. “To think too much is a disease.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky


127. “My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” – Sylvia Plath


128. “I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” – Jonathan Safran Foer


129. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw


130. “Too much information, too many times of just taking a few minutes to check your inbox, Facebook, or Twitter account, or how your blog or website is doing leads to more input and clutter in your mind as your day progresses.” — Henrik Edberg


131. “So rumination clearly sucks. It is associated with depression, worry, anxiety, neuroticism, and other personal issues. It may also lead to biases in memory and problem-solving.” — Matthew Coxon


132. “Stop overthinking everything. Just let it be. Relax and go with the flow more. Worry less. And don’t take life so seriously… live a little!” – Mandy Hale


133. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain


134. “Overthinking is a dream-killer. Sometimes you can drown yourself in your own thoughts.” – Steve Maraboli


135. “Thinking too deeply will only drown me.” – Greta Farrel


136. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — Napoleon Hill


137. “Overthinking, also best known as creating problems that are never there.” – David Sikhosana


138. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs


139. “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.” – William R. Inge


140. “There’s probably one big thing you need to decide in order to move ahead on any project—and, more often than not, once you make that call, the little ones become much easier.” — Nell Wulfhart


141. “Worry is the triumph of fear.” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel


142. “If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.” – Amit Ray


143. “When you overthink, you recycle sad scenes from your past and re-live the sadness of those moments again and again.” — Anon


144. “Excessive rumination or feelings of regret may have lasting negative consequences, but these reactions may also facilitate learning for future decision-making.” — Boyle & Allen, The British Journal of Surgery, 2020


145. “Rumination … can halt someone from progressing and moving forward. By keeping your thoughts on what is happening in your life right now, you can quickly overcome rumination and regret. Thinking of the present will help you build relationships and create positive memories to replace the negative ones.” — Sarah Barkley, Power of Positivity


146. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran


147. “Only about two percent of one percent of our thoughts deserve to be taken seriously.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


148. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


149. Quit overthinking and just do more of what makes you happy and alive on this fantastic Friday.


150. “Overthinking isn’t a switch you turn on and off. As with any skill, managing your overthinking is a lifelong practice, a muscle that… you develop and flex over time.” — Rachel Simmons


151. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr


152. “Despite all the problems overthinkers encounter, they have some of the best qualities in the world. They are talented, original, and unique.” — Maria Hakki


153. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” — Brian Tracy


154. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” — Dean Smith


155. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying.” — Dalai Lama


156. “The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.” – Bethany Brookbank


157. “Give yourself a break. Distract yourself with something fun that can lift your mood. It may seem like sticking a band-aid on a broken arm, but finding some distance between yourself and your stressors, and then filling this space with activities you already know will make you feel better, has been shown to create greater levels of happiness and lower levels of stress.” — Elizabeth Scott


158. “Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment.” – Mahsati A.


159. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James


160. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


161. “Don’t believe the lies your own mind tells you. The truth is, you have the power to take control of your thoughts.” — Dan Matthews


162. “Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.” – Steven Pressfield


163. “Clinging to old ways and fighting change is not the answer.” -Michael Rapino


164. “Don’t linger on “what if I did this differently”. Take note of what you can do better next time, put that list somewhere you can access it for future meetings, and move on.” — Isla Honey


165. “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare


166. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain


167. “I have to remind myself, stop thinking about the future. Stop thinking about what happened at work today, or another choice you could have made.” – Anna Gunn


168. “Worrying about how things might go wrong, doesn’t help things to go right.” – Karen Salmansohn


169. “Keep your ears open and listen to the whispers of the universe, it will direct you towards the right direction.” – Hina Hashmi


170. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius.


171. “Stop waiting for the perfect moment. There is never a perfect time to start a business, get married, have kids, start writing a book, or do anything else. If you start overthinking, you will never get anything done.” — Anastasia Belyh


172. “The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.” – Shannon L. Alder


173. “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” — Anthony Hopkins


174. “Stop thinking, and end your problems.” – Lao Tzu


175. “Many overthinkers believe they’re actually doing themselves a favor by cycling through their thoughts. But the truth of the matter is that overthinking is a dangerous game that can have a lot of negative consequences on our well-being.” — Julia Ries


176. “The research is pretty clear — overthinking is bad for you and it does nothing to prevent or solve problems.” — Amy Morin


177. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” — Winston Churchill


178. “One tip that I’ve learned that did more than detox my mind from overthinking is to turn my often worrisome thoughts about the future into effort and work.” — Bob Miglani


179. “While you were overthinking, you missed everything worth feeling.” – Nitya Prakash


180. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein


181. “Acting is always better than doing nothing. Once you begin to act, the overwhelming feelings that are driving your overthinking into the gutter will no longer feel insurmountable.” — William Malsam


182. “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” — John Newton


183. ”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy


184. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia


185. Quit overthinking and just do more of what makes you happy and alive on this fantastic Sunday.”


186. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” — Robert Eliot


187. “Whether the start and finish lines seem miles apart, or you’re in the middle and struggling to continue, it’s easy to stall in thinking mode.” — Aytekin Tank


188. “Nothing happens by overthinking; then why stress? Is it too hard to sit down and relax?” – Sukant Ratnakar


189. “If you consistently focus on ruminating and make it a habit, it becomes a loop, And the more you do it, the harder it is to stop.” — Thomas Oppong


190. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs


191. “He never complicates a desire by overthinking it, unlike Mirabelle, who spins a cocoon around an idea until it is immobile.” – Steve Martin


192. “I’m not thinking about anything when I’m climbing, which is part of the appeal. I’m focused on executing what’s in front of me.” – Alex Honnold


193. “Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. But since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them.” – Bernie Siegel


194. “Overthinking is one of the biggest causes of unhappiness. It mostly creates problems that do not exist.” — Anon


195. “Overthinking uses energy and leads to activity with no action. That is one particular problem many will face. Questology is the answer to cure this cancer.” – Thomas Vato


196. “The closer one comes to truth, the further one gets from mind.” -James Pierce


197. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill


198. “If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools; it may free your thinking.” – Paul Arden


199. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.” – Dalai Lama


200. “A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.” – Pauline Kael

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