Putting the Brakes on Overthinking
I talk and write a lot about why we overthink and ruminate so much, and keep thinking about all the worst parts of our lives, all the things that bring us pain. At the most basic level, we stay hooked on our thoughts because thinking gives us a sense of control. It makes us feel like we’re doing something for ourselves, working on our own behalf.
Opinion: Stop Worrying About These Things for Peace of Mind
Stop Worrying Over these 8 Things for Mental Peace. Disclaimer: This story contains affiliate links to my book and books I love. If you click them and make purchases, I get a commission.
Does a Mother Ever Stop Worrying about Her Children?
I do not know what kind of mother I am. All I know is that my children are my world. If my children are sad, I am sad. When they are happy, I am happy. If they are ill, I hurt. I worry if they get sick; I worry if I do not hear from them for over two days. Whatever it may be, they and their feelings are a part of me. Not that I want it to be that way. It just is. Maybe it is because I have experienced the loss of a son. I do not know, or maybe it is just part of nature.
A psychologist shares tips for managing fear and worry in uncertain times
Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay. When I first moved to Colorado, I was terrified of mountain lions. At the time, my kids were young, and I worried they would be attacked by a predator in our backyard. I watched too many nature shows because I could imagine some pretty horrible scenes in my mind.