Overthinking or analysis paralysis is the cause of many missed opportunities and creativity blocks. Overthinkers tend to have more stress and struggle with relaxing. In fact, most overthinkers have struggles falling asleep at night because their brain keeps going when the body is tired. Here is how overthinking kills creativity and a simple solution to help ease your frustration.
Overthinking Lowers Your Mental Performance
Chronic overthinking actually lowers your ability to perform mentally demanding tasks.
You are building reputation with every word and action. How are you building your reputation? I have a few clients who give themselves credit for doing things on their to do lists because it is on the list and not actually having completed the tasks. Thinking about doing the tasks and actually doing them are two independent situations. Henry Ford had a point when he said: “You
Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. – Nelson Mandela Yes. I always say to pay attention to your mile markers because there is no finish line. When you remember that being done is an intellectual illusion, you can become free to celebrate more often in life. When you get caught up in the finish line or end results you can become limited
The term future shock was coined back in the 1970’s. Many of us can relate to the time when things began to change so quickly. Since that time, the speed that things are changing is exponential. This is causing deadly diseases that rob us of the ability to make our future better. So many people are either shutdown and apathetic or in full-blown overwhelm. In this pandemic, it is nearly impossible to keep up with
As Mahatma Gandhi taught: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Yes, you are the change agent you have been looking for all along! Now, that you have been found, you can get focused and take action, right? All good change agents know how to ask effective questions. There are 5 questions change agents ask themselves regularly. Many people want to see change yet they want it to come slowly and in
Feeling Stuck? Life isn’t turning out the way you imagined? Feeling stuck is what you feel when you have a heart’s desire and you are not following your inner guidance. Everyone experiences being stuck at different times in life in work and relational areas most often. Some are content with the status quo and do not seem to mind being stuck while others are desperate to keep moving and not be stuck. What happens if
Living with a sense of ease is possible. Often overwhelm is a barrier to peace and harmony. If you answer yes to these questions, read on to learn how to be free of overwhelm.
- Do you look forward to the weekend or time off so you can stop the constant barrage of stuff going on in and around you?
- Are you yearning for more quiet in your life?
- Do you shut down when things
Freedom is a powerful word and carries so many meanings to different people. There is freedom of choice, religion, speech and the like. Inner freedom is related to peace and joy and is a focus for many people. Some look for freedom outside of themselves, never noticing that most human bondage is an inner bondage of limiting beliefs or ideas. Still others look inside for their freedom and do not properly pay attention to the
Distinguished Leaders are innovative. They open the door for experimentation, research and the breaking of outdated stereotypes. It requires an open mind that is keen to new ideas, the unknown and resistance within growth processes. The environment created by Distinguished Leaders has notable characteristics.
There are 5 notable characteristics that open the door for vision.
These traits are:
- Superb Listening is the Standard: A Distinguished Leader builds strength in others by truly listening to
Control is an expression of underlying fear. The more you try to control something, the more it expands because of the energy and attention you are focusing on the fear situation. This is a known experience to all of us if we would only pay attention. When trying to control a child, they will defy your control yet when you work with the child and manage expectations, they are much happier to please and be