The Joy of Overthinking – Wise Words Wednesday
What is the joy in overthinking?
Worry, overthinking, and stewing over things we cannot control; these are all bad habits. I am guilty of doing all of these. It stinks. There is no joy in overthinking.
There is no joy in guilt.
There is no joy in worry.
There is no joy in stewing over things we cannot control.
Recently, my husband asked, “So why are so worried about it?” (I really should not have been worried about the situation.) My genius reply went something like this, “Because I want to.”
The question I should have been asking myself was, “What joy comes from worrying about this?”
The answer would have been simple. “None.”
If there is something in your life that you cannot control or guilt that you feel for the actions of others, ask yourself, “What joy comes from worrying about this?”
The answer will most likely be, “None.”
Learning to not feel guilty and worrisome is something I have slowly gotten better at. By no means am I cured of this shortcoming, but I am a work in progress.
My progress and yours will be more successful when joy is brought to the forefront of our thoughts.
What joy can be found in our focus?
If there is nothing joyful in what we are considering or focused on, we need to shift our focus. If our intent is not bringing happiness or satisfaction to our lives, we need to quit dedicating our energy to it. There is no joy in overthinking. We need to quit overthinking. We deserve joy.
By: Melanie A. Peters
No P.S. today. I didn’t want to overthink it. 😉