The Perils of Mind Chatter and Worry: Navigating Ways To A Calm The Mind

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“Understanding the essence of one’s true self, the calm beneath the mental turbulence, and the love and joy hidden within pain, brings freedom, salvation, and enlightenment.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

In the age of information overload and constant stimulation, our minds are often buzzing with a constant stream of thoughts that any feelings of freedom, salvation and enlightenment is far beyond our reach.

If you are an over thinker incessant mental chatter can spiral you into a relentless cycle of overthinking draining your energy, effecting your sleep, eroding your capacity to function or be present in your life.

Peace is not something we feel comfortable with – as when the thoughts stop there can still be this trepidation of when something bad is going to happen or you are so used to navigating and managing the constant thinking that the quiet and the calm can feel almost threatening.

Constant mind chatter can undermine your confidence, you can find you lose focus, doing the most basic tasks can be tricky. You may find that you are walking into rooms forgetting why you’re there.

The Overthinking Epidemic

Overthinking, often referred to as “mind chatter,” occurs when we become trapped in a cycle of rumination and excessive worry.

It’s like having a never-ending conversation with yourself, and it can manifest in various ways:

Analysis Paralysis: Overthinkers tend to obsessively analyse every decision, from choosing what to wear in the morning to making major life choices. This can lead to decision fatigue and procrastination.

Negativity Bias: Overthinking often skews toward the negative, leading us to dwell on past mistakes or anticipate worst-case scenarios in the future, fostering anxiety and stress.

Impaired Problem-Solving: Excessive thinking can hinder effective problem-solving. Overthinkers become stuck in a loop, unable to see alternative solutions or perspectives. Negative mental looping can severely drain your energy – a quick reset can be a cold shower. Contrast therapy works well to manage anxiety and calm the central nervous system and therefore the mind.

Physical Health Implications: Prolonged overthinking can take a toll on your physical health, contributing to issues like insomnia, headaches, and even gastrointestinal problems.

The Causes of Overthinking

Understanding the root causes of overthinking can be crucial in supporting you to find the inner calm that feels supportive and not scary.

These are just a few things that can cause you to overthink

Perfectionism: The relentless pursuit of perfection can fuel overthinking. Perfectionists set impossibly high standards for themselves, leading to constant self-criticism.

Fear of Failure: The fear of making mistakes or failing often triggers overthinking. This fear paralyzes us, preventing us from taking risks and stifling personal growth.

Low Self-Esteem: People with low self-esteem tend to overthink as they constantly question their worthiness and competence.

Unresolved Issues: Past traumas or unresolved emotional baggage can resurface as intrusive thoughts, intensifying overthinking.

Information Overload: In the digital age, we are bombarded with information, leading to cognitive overload and overstimulation.

Strategies to Combat Overthinking

The following practical strategies can help you to break free from your constant overthinking. Finding ways to calm and expand your central nervous system gives you the opportunity to hold more in your life and be more in your life.

Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating mindfulness can help you stay present and prevent your mind from wandering into the abyss of overthinking.

Set Time Limits: Allocate specific time for problem-solving and decision-making. Once your designated time is up, make a choice and move forward. You can use journaling as a tool to channel excess thinking and emotions.

Challenge Negative Thoughts: Whenever you catch yourself ruminating on negativity or worst-case scenarios, challenge those thoughts. Again journaling is a great way to have this play out. There are many tools that can challenge the way you think. Insight timer is a great place to start.

Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself. Understand that everyone makes mistakes and experiences setbacks. Treat yourself with the same compassion you would offer to a friend.

Engage in Creative Outlets: Channel your energy into creative pursuits like art, writing, or music. This can divert your focus away from overthinking and give you a place to express excess emotional and mental energy. The result can be connecting to a deep part of who you are. When we come to this place we relax naturally and easily.

Seek Professional Help: If overthinking is severely impacting your mental health or daily life, consider speaking with a therapist or counsellor who can provide guidance and support.

By understanding the causes and implementing strategies to combat overthinking, we can regain control of our minds, reduce stress and anxiety, and lead more fulfilling lives.

Flower Essences For Support

At the end of a busy day, we often realise how we’ve become consumed by our thoughts and the day’s chaos, losing touch with what is actually going on.

Before we know it, we’re trapped in a cycle of repetitive, intrusive thoughts that hinder our full engagement with life.

Below are a few flower essences that can help our psychological process, calm our minds and help to connect to your inner well-being -your soul self so to speak.

Amano blend – This flower essence blend truly supports our mind and was created specifically for this reason. It alleviates and calms mind chatter. Allowing the mind to let go of the obsessive thinking and add space so you can simply let go and take a breathe. This is one of our most popular essences. You can find it here.

It gives relief and an inner calm. You will find a sense of rest and relief from this essence.

“Tracy is a wonderful caring person. She’s calm, professional and knows what she is doing. I have found incredible relief working with her. Her product Amano, which she named after her husband, is great for calming the mind. Cheers” ~ Jen Leach

White Chestnut – The flower of White Chestnut is very good for the brain. It soothes physically and aligns our thinking to one of rationality. It naturally calms as the mind loses its grip. This is a very powerful essence that can change the way you think.

Certato – this is for the person who second guesses everything and obsesses over choices made past or present. This essence helps to reduce stress of feeling out of control and allows the mind to calm without feeling like it needs to be in constant control.

Brown Boronia – Unlocking the mind’s essence involves recognising that life’s journey unfolds with solutions, requiring patience and embracing the present moment. By easing the burdened mind, one can fully embrace the joys available in the here and now, ensuring opportunities aren’t overlooked.

Blue China Orchid Empowers the will and reclaims self-control. It unveils the power of concentration. It supports us to confront their ingrained programming to embrace healthier paths and new experiences.

This essence aids in catalysing change by dismantling the grip of outdated behavioural patterns that diminish life’s quality.

Crowea Can soothe feelings of worry and despair. Crowea is tailored for those who are experiencing a sense of inner disquiet and slight imbalance. It proves invaluable for those uncertain about their emotional state and can’t get out of negative mental loops.

Ribbon Pea
Ribbon Pea embodies a sense of security in one’s existence. It empowers to transcend the barriers of fear and apprehension that hinder positive outlooks and desired paths toward fulfilment in life.

How I Can Help You

Whilst Mind chatter (overthinking) and Worry increase our anxieties and feel debilitating you can learn to manage and also eradicate this way of being altogether – it takes time but it can happen. You needn’t suffer alone.

I support many to move through and reclaim their confidence so they are able to life and be free from the worry that plagues and thinking that never stops.  By easing the burdened mind, one can fully embrace the joys available in the here and now, ensuring opportunities aren’t overlooked.

You can transform anxiety into calm and worry into trust.

If you would like to know more, please check out my 3 month Free Yourself Program.

I created this program to support and to give you the opportunity to slow down, connect, explore, create and be open to insights in healing that you might not be aware of. Healing takes time. We map out a routine that empowers you and also gives you tools so YOU can take control and feel you are the driver of your life.

It has supported so many to take leaps of faith in their life, reclaim their sense confidence to express what they need and to fill their life and their hearts with what they truly desire. You can find out more in the link above. Or email [email protected]

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