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The Surprising Benefits of Depression

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

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Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking

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

I’ve Found The Life Changing Idea You’ve Been Looking For

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

We’re Taking Our Thoughts WAY Too Seriously

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

Perfection equals Paralysis

   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

“Pointless” Overthinking

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

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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

Can Overthinking be an asset?

   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?

Does Cognitive Dissonance hurt?

   “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?

We cannot stop thinking

   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

Mindful Introspection

   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

Overview about Emotions

   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