I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
On your journey to building a profitable practice, it is paramount that you find peace of mind. You need to discover simple tricks to stop overthinking and find mental peace. As you overthink to the point of paralysis and fear, is your mind filled with so many thoughts that you don’t know what to do next or how to handle it?
If overthinking is causing you to struggle, you’ll be glad to know it is possible to find mental peace again. You can learn to calm your mind, achieve greater focus, and find the direction that is right for you.
Here are some techniques to help you manage overthinking and experience greater peace:
1. Avoid obsessing about completely silencing the mind. You may wish that you could stop your thoughts altogether. However, this isn’t the best tactic for dealing with overthinking. The more you try to stop thinking, the more your thoughts will flow. The opposite of what you want actually starts to happen.
2. Understand that you’ll always have thoughts. All human beings have thoughts. Recognize this is a normal process. Although you can learn to silence your mind in certain situations, you can achieve great peace by learning to take control of what you think instead.
3. Avoid judging your thoughts. It’s tempting to get upset if you have negative thoughts or emotions. You may be quick to judge and try to squash them. Instead of judging and criticizing your thoughts, accept them as normal, human emotions. Acknowledge them and then move on. Learn to love your mind. This will help your mind calm down because you won’t be fighting internally. Remember, you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the positive things if you never had negative ones.
4. Try to stay present. Overthinking often comes because you’re worried about the future or you regret something that has already happened. You allow stress and anxiety to take over. You start imagining different outcomes, with most of them being negative, and you start living in the fear. If you stay in the present moment, the fear can’t take over and overthinking isn’t an issue. You’re able to focus on what you have to do each day to survive and thrive.
5. Be OK with the world. The word OK doesn’t mean perfection. It also doesn’t mean awful. It’s the balance between positive and negative. It’s the thin line between them that allows you to find mental peace. Being OK also means that you learn to accept what is happening in your life. Being OK may mean that you learn to love where you’re at and what you’re doing right now. You learn to appreciate what you have and the people around you. It’s important to find gratitude in the little things.
You don’t have to pretend that negative things don’t exist, but you can avoid focusing on them. Center your attention on appreciating life. Your thoughts can save you, but they can also destroy you. Your mind can be a busy place, so it’s important to learn ways to deal effectively with some of the thoughts. Strategies like this can help you deal with your overthinking so that you can find peace.
I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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