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Written by   416
1 month ago

(18:03) 161021N123 Saturday

I was on Hive the other day reading about a contest by one of the communities there and the theme was about happiest memories. I got excited and decided to join but when I was about to start to compose an article, my mind went blank. No, blank isn't the right term. It went crazy-crazy. I hope you get what I mean? I just got lost from all the thoughts that were popping up and I got overwhelmed, hence, I only wrote the title and the introduction, but didn't know how to proceed.

Or is it that I don't have any? My mind just now exclaimed "impossible!" Happiest memories should be easy to write, yeah? But why is it that I can't come up with a write-up even a single out of my past memories?

Verdict? I am overthinking without even realizing it. I am inclined to deny it, I honestly do, but what good will it provide? With the many memories popping up in my mind, I should just write a few of them, attach a few photos and that's it!

"Easier said than done." That's my mind speaking yet again, I can hear it loud and clear. There's a battle in there, and I am feeling very exhausted, my brain is going to explode. Headache's coming, and it's a nasty one.

Realizing what I have been doing, I halted for a moment but it's quite late. The headache has now intensified and a good amount of time around the yard is necessary...

Thoughts are things Hill once said and indeed true, powerful even. What we feed our minds will eventually give us the results. And they will either be good things or bad. And in my case, stress!

How in the world did I manage to summon stress just by thinking? Great question! You see, when I started to recall the happiest memories, my mind overreacted, giving me all sorts of things but not what I wanted. Because in hindsight, I have given it an instruction to dig deep when actually, I can just relax and let the memory flow.

I believe how we react determines how our mind works. When a certain situation calls for action, we immediately employ our thinking. And being human, we often resort to what we already know, overthink!

Note that when we do that, we become overwhelmed. The issue at hand seems to magnify into a big problem, when in fact, it is just it is, small and easy to solve, only when we don't think overly.

Kill overthinking by focusing directly on what concerns you. It will help ease the burden we give our minds. How? By looking at the issue and giving it a basic solution. For instance, my concern of not being able to decide which happy memories should be included in my write-up. I can actually just write whatever comes, it's that simple but why the hell did I make it so complicated?

It is because I wanted to make an impressive write-up. And in so doing, I brought so much trouble to my mind, entangling this happy memory with that, giving me a nasty headache in the process.

Never do that, will you? It won't solve any problem, it just multiplies it. Making it appear big and unsolvable.

Give your mind a break when that happens. And then decide what's important and do it with focus. Shoo away the habit of overthinking, it's not healthy. It's destructive!

There it is, me O-V-E-R-T-H-I-N-K-I-N-G, when I should be writing about happy memories!

Quite ironic but while I am finishing this last part, there appeared a clearer vision of how to go about my Hive article dilemma. I hope I will get it through soon enough.

Thank you and I raise my coffee cup to wish you all a Happy Cheerful Weekend!



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I identify with this, hehe. Sometimes a topic comes up. And at first, I think that I have it clear. And immediately thousands of ideas about it arise. But when I sit down to write, it is as if everything had vanished, lol

And you did an acrostic here by not overthinking, great!

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1 month ago

Haha, that's what our minds do at times, lol! Thank you sis, wish you a great Sunday!

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1 month ago

You are really good at this. I still don't dare to make one like that. Maybe one of these days I was thrilled and I ended up trying. Ahh

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1 month ago

You can do better David, you are good at creative writing

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1 month ago

Overthinking could be harmful and very dangerous to humanity. It could lead to big trouble. I love the way you analysed it ma'am

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1 month ago

Thank you CuteGirl! You are very kind :)

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1 month ago

Hindi talaga matapos-tapos ang overthink ate. Overthink makes us exhausted doing nothing. It always there but it depends on how we handle.

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1 month ago

Need natin recognize na overthinking para magawan ng paraan. Pero pag in denial pa rin, wala, lol!

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1 month ago

Yes ate sa pag acknowledge ma fifigure out.

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1 month ago

Hahhaha I feel you. Nag overthink talaga ako sa mga bagay bagay, especially sa mga maliliit na bagay

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1 month ago

Bawasan di Lovelyfaith! Masakit sa ulo hehehe

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1 month ago

One of the reasons these days I was being too lazy was because of overthinking. I can't focus on one thing that's why I was not able to let the work done. Oh my.

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1 month ago

Haha, I can feel you sis! Need talaga gisingin ang sarili para may matapos hehe

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1 month ago

ang hirap pag nag auto mode ang overthinking eh. you can't stop it until such time na stress ka na

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1 month ago

Oo nga sis, need lang talaga marecognize para ma stop.

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1 month ago

Naku isa na ako sa mga over thinking na yan haha, nakakaloka lang. Diko alam ano gagawin ko sa Torum 😂

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1 month ago

Haha, same. Ngayon talaga ako nag-overthink dahil don sa prompt ng hive, lol!

Torum sis is parang noise, pwede short posts. Ang gawin mo lang is kompletuhin yung Daily Mission (Login, make a post, like 5 posts ng ibang users, create a thread in the clan). Meron din weekly missions hehe. Anong username mo don sis?

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1 month ago

Sweetiepie din sissy under your affiliates kaso diko pa alam masyado haha

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1 month ago

Acrostic 😁 I have a hive account.. What's the title of the contest? And in what community? Minsan ganyan ako. Yung pilit na pinipiga ang utak pra lng mkasulat ng good content. Ended up entangling the thoughts and messing them up. Pro kpg ipahinga, ayun.. Smooth na flow ng thoughts at mas nakakasulat ng maayos.

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1 month ago

Here sis yung prompt: https://ecency.com/hive-106316/@hive-106316/blog-of-the-week-new-theme-for-tuesday-19-october-2021

True yan sis, after ko nasulat tong article, lumabas ako naglibot konti. Bumalik ako and started writing my entry, yon, natapos in no time haha.

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1 month ago

Thanks sis

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