Let’s agree to stop over analyzing everything…

Let’s agree to stop over analyzing everything…

I am a classic over thinker.  Sometimes I like to blame it on the fact that I’m a Virgo (it’s one of our personality traits), but maybe it was just the pick of the draw. Either way, I over analyze things to a bit of a fault. I’ll pick apart something someone told me until I drive myself mad, or I’ll think back on the ways I handled myself in certain situations and think of all the different ways I could have dealt with it better.

The truth is, doing that, over analyzing yourself and others, can make you miserable. I think the only way to stop is to make a conscious effort to take things at face value and then let it go. Think about how much happier we’d all be if we just let things go.

I know that for me it would relieve a lot of stress. So why do we do this to ourselves? I think at its core it’s probably insecurity. We all, especially me I know, must make a choice when we’re dwelling on the past. Am I going to make myself crazy thinking about this, or am I going to allow myself some grace and let it go?

If we can give other people forgiveness for their past indiscretions, we should can give ourselves the same courtesy. So take this as a sign to let go of whatever negative feelings your harboring over something, and stop running whatever is bothering you on a loop in your mind. It can be hard to let it go, but the only way to move forward is to learn, let it go, and keep moving. For myself, I want to try and use this post as a way to keep myself honest, and will this change into action.

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