I want to talk about taking action today. Why? Because it has been the major way for me to get over many things, especially in recent months.
I am an overthinker (why do you think I am writing on this blog lol). I am also not good at multitasking. When you combine these two, you get someone who cannot move on easily until they solve a situation, which is me. But obviously, I cannot solve everything and even if I can solve something, I may not be able to solve it when I want to solve it. So, this reality put me in so much trouble before and the only thing that saved me is taking action. Here is how:
Let’s say I fixated on a problem. I just cannot do much in those times because my mind is occupied with something and it drains my energy. I used to obey this situation. Then, I realized I had many situations where I just went into a deep hole and got out with so much trouble. I asked myself: Do I have to go that deep? Then, what I started doing is whenever I felt that I was falling into this pattern, I put a small task to be completed asap for myself. But not just any task. A task that is related to what I want to do with my life. For example, now my goal is to find a job. So, the task will be to spend X amount of time on LinkedIn daily. What happens is that if I can stay consistent with this one task for some time, then my general focus also switches to the new task, so I do not think about that issue anymore.
Mind you, I always aim to get my feelings and thoughts out (so I try not to suppress them). But they should not go on forever.
Let me know what you think! Are you an overthinker? Have you tried something like that? Does it work? If you have not tried it, what else have you tried? Let’s discuss action today.