We Overcomplicate Things - Deepstash

We Overcomplicate Things

  • We read things into what people say and do and create extra meaning out of things.
  • We have a lot of things to do today, big and small, and it feels overwhelming, and we get stuck on doing anything because we have in mind how hard it’s going to be to tackle all of it, and how we might not be able to stay above water. When in fact, the simplest thing would be to pick one thing and get started.
  • We get anxious about an upcoming event, worried about what people will think about us. The simple thing would be to take some care to do preparation without overdoing it, and then show up and be ourselves.

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