No one talks about the benefits of depression, do they? No one talks about how depression might happen for a good reason. Most people assume it’s nothing but a bad thing. A product of low courage. A cancer of the mind. And perhaps it is? When you examine depression on paper, it’s difficult to argue otherwise. I mean, I hardly need to outline the costs … Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of Depression
I have a love-hate relationship with thinking. Sometimes, I get in these kinds of flow states where I follow my train of thought – connecting the dots along the way. When I follow my thoughts in this way, I find it euphoric. I often derive my best writing doing so. This is all well and good when my thought train takes me on a pleasant … Continue reading Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking
Hello there! I want to talk about taking action today. Why? Because it has been the major way for me to get over many things, especially in recent months. I am an overthinker (why do you think I am writing on this blog lol). I am also not good at multitasking. When you combine these two, you get someone who cannot move on easily until … Continue reading Action!
By E.L. Jayne Why do we wait to ask the tough questions until someone is on their deathbed, until it’s the last time we’ll see someone, or before we go our separate ways? Continue reading Why don’t we ask the tough questions?
Brace Yourself Know what? I’ve found it. I REALLY HAVE! I mean I’m serious about this. People know how to decrease your problems or get rid of them. Even Google knows that. Go ask it! You’ll find tons and tons of articles about freeing yourself from problems. There are even books about that. But I’m here with this article with something else. Something revolutionary. Revolutionary! … Continue reading I’ve Found The Life Changing Idea You’ve Been Looking For
It’s Driving Us Nuts There’s your brain, 👆 blasted to nuts. Thoughts are thoughts. No more, but thoughts. And above all, they are not yours! We take every thought with a straight face. It is the main cause of our mental imbalance. An imbalance that we can’t see, but is there. It has become very common and thus, considered to be normal. But it is not. Imagine this … Continue reading We’re Taking Our Thoughts WAY Too Seriously
In the search of creating a post, I stumbled across this video that reminded me something I often forget: perfection is a self-imposed standard impossible to achieve. But we all want to achieve it in whatever we do. It’s healthy to strive for perfection, but it’s not healthy to expect to achieve it. The strive for perfection makes us want to become better … Continue reading Perfection equals Paralysis
We are often told to act in alignment to what we feel. How we feel. For whom we feel. This notion of acting in alignment with our feelings can be a dangerous mindset. In fact, allow me to tell you that your feelings are completley overrated. They are unimportant. Look, there are only 2 reasons to do things in life. Because it feels good Because … Continue reading Your Feelings Are Overrated.
Provided by Anitha KC “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”. Marcus Aurelius Does thinking leads to thoughts or thoughts trigger our thinking? However, we do think! Thinking is essential for us to sustain ourselves. But it is enough to think based on our needs rather than becoming a victim of our own thinking. Our mind has different … Continue reading Think
Provided by K.A.L.T from Kalt In Thought I’m sure that many of us are guilty of overthinking. We assess our every action and regret any action that brings about a not so favorable consequence. However, doing so is nothing more than pointless overthinking. Why is it pointless? It is because no matter what the consequences are, you never know whether making a … Continue reading “Pointless” Overthinking
Being intelligently unstoppable Not to be able to stop thinking is an affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it. — Eckhart Tolle (The thing in the image couldn’t be a Porsche, sorry ’bout that!) 1st law of motion? Does anyone recall that law? I apologize to you for bringing Physics here. But trust me, it’s beyond doubts relevant here. My first law … Continue reading A Porsche With Brakes
Overthinking means thinking too much, right? But when it’s a problem and when it’s an asset (yes, thinking can be an asset)? “Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.” – Wikipedia Based on the definition above, overthinking is a problem when it stops us … Continue reading Can Overthinking be an asset?
“In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. This discomfort is triggered by a situation in which a belief of a person clashes with new evidence perceived by that person. When confronted with facts that contradict personal beliefs, ideals, and values, people will find a way to resolve the contradiction in … Continue reading Does Cognitive Dissonance hurt?
Apparently we cannot stop thinking. Something goes through our mind all the time. A stupid joke, a song we heard on the bus, the color of your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/bus driver/ underwear. We’re always thinking about something even if we like it or not. What about the moments the negative creepy thoughts crawl their way in? There are some ways to kick them out for … Continue reading We cannot stop thinking
Anyone can name their friends, right? But how do you differentiate between friends and acquaintances? The amount of time you spend talking with them? The things you say to them? What kind of things you say to a friend? If you think a certain person is your friend, does that person think the same? It’s about thinking that someone is a friend or is … Continue reading The “Friends” Debate
I often find myself full with strong feelings like anxiety or anger and even the most insignificant things can trigger an inappropriate response full of rage from my behalf. As I pointed in an older post, to get in control of my emotions I have to get in control of my thoughts. The process of monitoring and understanding our own thoughts is called introspection. … Continue reading Mindful Introspection
Thinking about society, individuality and uniqueness, this question popped up. “Who are You”, I’ve asked myself. No, I don’t have amnesia so I do know my name, my status, my profession and so on. But what if I had amnesia? What if I remembered nothing about myself, about my past and about the people I know? Would I still be me? Let’s imagine … Continue reading The “Who are You? Question
As humans, we deal with countless emotions daily and some of them can change our mood and that affects our thoughts and our behavior. To better understand why this is happening and how to control our emotions, we need to understand what triggers them. Are we in complete control over our emotions? Not quite, but we can control our thoughts about those emotions … Continue reading Overview about Emotions
Do we live in the same reality? No, this is not some conspiracy theory, neither some Sci-Fi perspective. Let’s just think about this for a minute or two… what it is real for me, it is real for everyone? How do we define what’s real and what’s not? If I see, say, think and believe that the sky is orange it means that it … Continue reading A quick look at Reality
Words… these marvelous things that provides us the way to communicate with eachother. But I’m often thinking… how real are they? Imagine talking with someone about some interesting shit… you may or may not be on the same page with that person, but how can you be sure you really understand what that person is trying to say? You just hear some sounds… you … Continue reading Pointless Words