7 Ways to Reduce the Time You Spend Overthinking & Make Better Decisions Quicker

How do you know when you're overthinking too much? How can you break the cycle of overthinking? Today, Jay will talk about the complexity of overthinking and how we can turn it around and look at things differently. Jay presents seven practical strategies to help listeners combat the grip of overthinking. These range from the psychological—to limit how many people's opinions we seek, preventing the confusion and indecision that too many perspectives can cause—to the physical, recommending activities that disengage the analytical brain and encourage mental reset, like exercise or simply moving around. In this episode, you'll learn: How to use over thinking for problem-solving How to manage alarmed responses How to use physical movement for mental clarity How to focus on positives and small wins Don't let overthinking hold you back! Start implementing these strategies today and take control of your mental space. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 00:52 Has Overthinking Slowed You Down? 07:53 The Science Behind Overthinking 10:50 #1: Overthinking as a Problem-Solving Approach 14:24 #2: Don’t Ask Too Many People For Their Opinion 18:19 #3: Avoid Responding While You’re Feeling Alarmed 19:17 #4: Move Your Body When Your Mind Is Stuck 20:32 #5: Focus on the Good Thing and Small Wins 22:05 #6: Spontaneous Drawings Relieve Psychological Stress 24:23 #7: Go Back to AnalogSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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I’m Jay Shetty host of On Purpose the worlds #1 Mental Health podcast and I’m so grateful you found us. I started this podcast 5 years ago to invite you into conversations and workshops that are designed to help make you happier, healthier and more healed. I believe that when you (yes you) feel seen, heard and understood you’re able to deal with relationship struggles, work challenges and life’s ups and downs with more ease and grace. I interview experts, celebrities, thought leaders and athletes so that we can grow our mindset, build better habits and uncover a side of them we’ve never seen before. New episodes every Monday and Friday. Your support means the world to me and I don’t take it for granted — click the follow button and leave a review to help us spread the love with On Purpose. I can’t wait for you to listen to your first or 500th episode!