90 Seconds

Some days life is a lot. And it seems that these days life is really a lot.

And being a ruminator and over thinker this can lead to a slippery slope of internal debate, frustration, and despair.

I used to think being a planner was a positive. But it’s really easy to let planning become over thinking and constant internal chatter.

It’s time to get off this merry go-round. The only way I know how to do this is to write about it.

So here goes nothing: I give myself 90 seconds to over think, ruminate, and debate whatever thing has invaded my brain.

This means I have 90 seconds to get over the person who is trying really hard to bully me. This means I give myself 90 seconds to rethink the off-hand comment. This means I have 90 seconds to worry about what comes next or might happen. This means I have 90 seconds to think about what I’ll have for breakfast tomorrow and the next day and the day after that.

I think you get the idea. It’s super easy for me to rethink, agitate, and over think the emails, comments, messages, plans, and stuff of life. So 90 seconds it is.

A big thank you to a good friend who suggested the power of the written word in helping me get out of my head.