In This Episode
We almost all overthink and most of us know that it’s not serving us in a positive way, but we don’t know how to stop.
Now you will.
In this episode, I’m reviewing Jon Acuff’s book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking and offering some takeaways that you can apply to your life.
The idea behind the title, Soundtracks, is that the thoughts that we have swirling around in our brain day-in and day-out become the soundtrack of our lives. When we listen to the same soundtrack, we begin to feel like we’re at the mercy of those thoughts.
Acuff defines overthinking as persistent, repetitive thoughts that you focus on longer than necessary and they tend to lean towards the negative.
What’s happening when you overthink is your brain is continually focusing on negative experiences you’ve had and that spills over into how we think about any new possibilities we are faced with creating this playlist of overthinking.
So how do we stop this cycle?
You need to retire those old soundtracks, replace the soundtracks with new ones, and listen to those new soundtracks until the thoughts associated with them become the automatic default of how you speak to yourself.
Give it a listen to get some actionable tips on how to break the cycle and tag me on IG @esther.avant if you’re going to take on the 30-day challenge I give you at the end!
✅what overthinking is and how it looks in your life
✅steps to take to stop the cycle of overthinking
✅about using the dial method to manage your soundtracks
✅how positive self-talk can impact the stories you are telling yourself.
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