Self-reflection invites self-awareness, and self-awareness enables you to better regulate your emotions.
From this, we can get a deeper understanding of why we feel the way we feel and make positive steps towards change and growth.
Better emotional regulation equates to less anxiety.
Less anxiety means a more peaceful, contented, and stress-free life.
The Self, buried under the Overthinking Mind, is the key to your new, peaceful, fulfilling life.
By embarking on the journey of self-exploration, you can start to identify who is really talking to you in your head when you are "overthinking", and in doing so increase your:
More importantly, you will start to develop the psychological maturity that is required of us in our adulthood to build meaningful, healthy and lasting relationships.
The thinking mind is a mixture of voices, old coping strategies adopted to best survive (rather than thrive) in your life.
Voices from the past instilled in your subconscious by the age of 8 (your emotional blueprint), the inner child, the inner-translator and the judgemental voice of your inner critic.
The Overthinker is not you....
But hold on...if I am not the thinking mind, then who am I...?
There is no simple answer to this question, but if you are prepared to consider that the the path to the answer is inside you, rather than outside you, then your already half way there.
Understanding the way you think, and more importantly why you think the way you do, is the answer to reducing the very overthinking that causes you so much emotional discomfort.
Inner peace, emotional freedom from overthinking and embracing a new approach to life was only ever about understanding and working on yourself.
Maybe it's time to embark on your journey of self-discovery...?
The starting point is to explore the different parts of you, and recognise that you are far more complex than you give yourself credit for...