Overthinking is just the art of creating problems that don’t exist. You know that 90%of the thoughts in our mind are useless and have no reason or purpose.
When we overthink most? What stances and situations make us think more and more? And why these little thoughts become so big that it puts us in the state of depression?
All these questions are powerful and answering them will solve your problems.
Do you know that our decision of interpreting things decides our state of mind? It is not that we don’t accept the reality but we keep on imagining the possibilities to happen according to our consent.
It is also true that we cannot avoid thinking but we surely can limit our thought process. Our mind is like an empty vessel that has to be filled every time. Here we can decide what we need to put in and for how much time. Play with your mind and thoughts, limit your processing on useless talks. Our day goes well when we are busy working. Try to keep yourself engaged in some type of work or exercise.
It happens sometimes we cannot control our thought process, yes it happens to all of us, and dealing in such times becomes really difficult. When my mind starts thinking a lot, I immediately prefer sitting for some time and read. Reading is a type of cognitive exercise that refreshes mind and thoughts.
Are you thinking about what others say about you? Feeling a little down, thoughts are wandering and speeding up like a rocket launch. Slow your mind and pick up one Book for your overthinking mind and read as nothing happened.
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These are the best books to stop overthinking and give a feeling of calmness and a sense of relief. Enjoy reading the list until the end.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The one cause of overthinking could be living the past and future. This book is helpful to stop overthinking and is specially written for people who stress a lot and give them a new way of living in the moment.
There are 3 lessons from it to help you get away from your worry and regret less:
- Life is just a series of present moments.
- All pain is a result of resistance to the things you cannot change.
- You can free yourself from pain by constantly observing your mind and not judging your thoughts.
Eckhart Tolle’s message is simple: living the present is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem something new, Tolle’s clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who’s ever wondered what exactly “living in the now” means.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make Now the primary focus of your life.”
The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
Thinking in itself is not always right and can be composed of errors. Even the strongest minds can fall into these cognitive traps. Thinking is not everyone can master. This book is to help you control your mind and its processing of new issues. If you love reading about human psychology and behavior The Art of thinking is a good read you shouldn’t miss.
You know that we deal with two types of knowledge first we acquire from understanding a topic and second is we learn from people who have learned to put on a show. But sometimes we prefer the wrong information to no information. It’s necessary to play with the mind in acquiring the right information and it’s better being late. The Art of thinking clearly is truly a book to stop your overthinking process and provides a new way of thinking.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Have you ever thought of your decision as a manager? Are they rational? Can you bet on what they are? How do you interpret the decision making of others to you? This book can help you check all your answers.
Published in 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate Daniel Kahneman This book describes many of the human errors in thinking that he and others have discovered through their psychology research. The author studied how people actually make decisions and this book is a piece of mastery that has challenged the classical economics. Recommended as one of the best books on psychology it is a must-read for anyone looking to improve upon their thinking and decision making of life.
How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen
Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
Sometimes Social life affects us more than we are so stressed and overthinks what could be missing in us. Picking a book where peace found, How to be yourself is the best book to relieve from the repeated ongoing thoughts.
Why people around us affect more than our minds? If you are an introvert you must have struggled to find your way to make your presence. Nearly 40% of people feel the same way.
Collecting the real-life stories of people who have made it to rise above the level of social suppression, the author showcase ideas and tips to cope in any social situation. Give this book a go if you are suffering from social anxiety.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Why our overthinking and anxiety creates resistance in our lives and how to defeat that resistance so that we can realize our dreams and work for them is what you get to learn from this book. Whether you are an artist, writer, businessman, student, teacher, or any professional it’s natural to face negativity and resistance, sometimes you might create a war inside your head.
The war of art is the book that lets you work on the things that you really want them to happen. The author defines resistance as the dark force in our lives that keeps us away from doing important works. To overcome your resistance give this self help book a read!!
The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution by Rosalie Puiman
We delve a lot into our reactive emotions these days: referring social media, giving attention to the illusions that don’t exist at all, and all of that attaches us to our own views in a dangerous situation. Conflicts, disagreement, fight, issues affect on our work and life. It’s important at one time to share your thoughts and feelings with someone and do in a way reducing conflict or disagreement.
The Mindful guide to conflict resolution provides essential tips and insights on how to deal with any challenging situation. With this powerful book, one can transform the challenges and negative forces into positive and constructive thoughts.
7. Clear your mind by Steven Schuster
Trapped in your not very useful and destructive thoughts or seeking clarity and peace of mind give this book a go. All of us desires for something or the other what could happen, am I doing it right, am I living the way I dreamt of, am I happy, why I am sad more and more. These type of questions makes our living difficult. Our greatest barrier in living a better life is our own mind. Clear your mind, resolves all our doubts and questions, and provides clarity and refine in thoughts.
This book helps to reduce overthinking and how to let go of others’ expectations and follow your own.