Have you ever found yourself thinking too much?
You analyze a situation until you have covered every possible scenario. You go through it forwards and backwards. You list the pros and the cons. You think and pray and meditate and ask and talk and wonder.
Then you wait.
You wait for an answer or a sign. For a feeling or a signal.
For anything that will tell you when, what, how or when.
I know from experience that the waiting, while necessary sometimes, can also be long and overwhelming.
There can be such a thing as too much analyzing. Too much thinking. Too much “should I or shouldn’t I?”
In those cases, the best thing you can do is something.
Put one foot in front of another and make something happen.
It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t need to fit a plan or be a logical part of your longterm goals. It doesn’t even really have to make sense.
Just do something.
This can work in small situations or big ones.
There are days I don’t really feel like working out. Either I’m tired or unmotivated for some other reason. I know if I simply take the first step of putting on my workout clothes and walking out the door I will do something productive.
It might be as small as a five minute walk, but it’s something.
You might be looking at a bigger situation.
You have a big decision to make in life. Maybe you are moving or taking a new job. You don’t know exactly what to do and the final answer seems days or months or even years away.
Just take one step today.
Don’t waste time getting down or feeling bad.
Put on workout clothes. Make that phone call. Write one page. Look up one new recipe.
The most effective way to do it is to do it.