Underthinking vs. Overthinking

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Underthinking vs. Overthinking

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

There are people who tend to rush into things without thinking. And there
are people who get caught in an anxiety loop, which prevents them from taking
action. If you fall into one of these two categories, you probably already know
it, from personal experience and also because various people have told you
about it.

Signs That You Are
Overthinking

Do you tend to procrastinate and spend time doing unnecessary things because
you don’t want to get to the main thing? Are you a perfectionist? Do you
research things ad infinitum before beginning a project? Do you have trouble
meeting deadlines? Do you have trouble doing everything that you want to do in
your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these, you might be an
overthinker.

Juggling Your
Objectives

Most of us do have a lot of objectives that we’re trying to cram into every
day. These objectives might be related to your career, your personal life, your
health, your attractiveness, spending time with friends etc. It’s difficult to
do everything at the same time. Still, some people have a tougher time of it
than others. So if you fall into this category, you can try detaching yourself
and beginning the project at hand.

Detach Yourself to
Stop Overthinking

Most of us have a good radar when it comes to other people but not
ourselves. We can look at someone else and say, “they’re
overthinking” but we can’t do this to ourselves. Why not try detaching
yourself sometimes? Try to look at yourself as an observer would. And then
decide whether you’re overthinking and need to do something about it.

Stop Researching and
Begin the Project

Once you begin working on a project, you’re likely to get into the flow of
it. But in order to do this, you have to stop researching. With some projects,
a lot of research may be necessary but with many of them, you might already
have all the know-how you need. Be realistic about how much you know and how
much more you need to know. This will help you to make
the best use of the time
you have.