Madalas ka bang nag-aalala? Wala namang masama mag-isip pero kung isip ka lang ng isip na wala namang pinatutunguhan ay hindi na maganda. Masyado ka bang nag-iisip at lumilikha ka ng scenario na nagbibigay sa iyo ng takot.
In other words you are boarding to…
Over-thinking ruins you, your situation, and your mood that make things even worse than it actually is. It creates a scary and a horrific scenario na hindi naman totoo at mangyayari. Think about this…
Can over-thinking solve your problem? After thinking so hard, will it give you peace? NO! Sasakit lang ang ulo mo at lalo kang ma-stress. Over-thinking leads to negative thoughts (fears, regrets, shame, etc.) Instead of feeding your mind with these things, feed your mind with good things.
This is what I always say in my seminars, “What you feed your mind becomes stronger and what you starve your mind becomes weaker.”
So what do you feed your mind?
Most of the time, it’s your mind that create the problems that weren’t there to begin with. If you feed it with fear, chances are you will live in fear. But if you feed your mind with courage and faith, chances are you will also live with hope and faith. Your mind has the ability to go places that you couldn’t imagine. Your job is to keep things in perspective.
That is the reason why you must learn to stop over thinking. It’s the silent enemy that will slowly kill you, chipping away and shred the peace that you have.
Ninanakaw ang ating kapayapaan at hindi tayo makakapagisip ng maayos. Nasisira ang diskarte sa ating buhay.
So what is the solution to our over thinking?
This is what I’ve learned from my friend Ariel, who taught me when I am in the zone of over thinking.
DO NOT BE ANXIOUS
Anxiety will not bring anything good, but only stress.
It will just make us feel worst not better.
It will just make us sick.
PRAYER & PETITION
We just need to go down on our knees and ask God for help. Kaya nga nasabi, “The reason why we do not receive, kasi we never ask.” Nakakalimot ba tayo. Kaya walang sagot. We cannot presume and assume that God will help solve our problem even if we don’t ask. God wants us still to exercise our faith. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, and knock it shall be open.
Dapat ang attitude natin not in complaining and grumbling, dapat with thanksgiving na tayo ay may pinagdadaanan? NO, not at all! Dapat tayo matutong magpasalamat, God will never leave us nor forsake us. We have the assurance that God is with us no matter how challenging the situation maybe. This gives us the peace of mind that everything will be ok.
This is where we got the inspiration from…
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6-7
I thank God ever since I have been following this principle, I have been freed from thinking negatively, only to focus on the positive, on what God can do in my life especially during challenging situations.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
Kamusta na ang iyong buhay? Ito ba ay nababalot sa stress dahil sa over- thinking? Do you think it is time for you to try out what I also learned from my friend?
Chinkee Tan, a Filipino Motivational Speaker, specializes on topics such as personal developments, financial management and family to name a few. If you want to know more about these, check on his other related posts: