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  Being stuck in your head is the result of dwelling on past and future events, instead of being in the present moment which is your natural and most balanced state.
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This can stunt your growth in life and make you judge yourself based on past versions of you or the person you fear you will become in the future. When you realise that every new day is an opportunity to become a better version of yourself, you start focusing on the present moment and that allows you to grow.

How To Stop Spending Time In Your Head 

Start Focusing On Your Strengths 

Imperfection is the crux of being human. We all have things we don’t like about ourselves, our job, our country, and the world at large. But time and again, every great stoic from Marcus Aurelius to Ryan Holliday has shown us that suffering doesn’t arise from our imperfections but from the wrongful attachments, we place on them. We can learn to channel our focus on our strengths, and at the same time, accept that imperfections are a part of life. One great way you can change your mindset is to realise that it is much better to love than hating yourself. Start recognising yourself for the strengths you have, accept that you have imperfections, work on any if you can, and ignore the imperfections you cannot control.

Get Comfortable With Failure 

Failure is another problem that can cause us to live in our head, yet, every successful person has a story of how they first failed before they found success.
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If failure is a part of being human, this means that we’re trying to outdo our humanity anytime we avoid any experience that has the potential to result in failure. Another thing to realise is that avoiding such experiences prevent the potential for growth and success. Start embracing your humanity today by taking steps that will enhance your life even though they may have the potential of failure.

Choose A Few Things To Care About And Disregard The Rest 

Show me a man and I will tell you his worth based on the things he holds most in high regard. If you always find that you’re bothered about trivial things or things that are beyond your control, then it’s time to start focusing on what truly matters. When you start caring more about things that add purpose to your life, you’re less likely to be bothered about less important matters, especially when they go wrong. Featured Image Source: Freepik
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This article was first published on 30th August 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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