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How to control over thinking with the help of a masterpiece called The Bhagavad Gita

How will I perform in my exams? Will my career go smoothly? Or why is my life not so smooth like others? – this is how we tend to overthink all the time. But is it the perfect path to happiness? Definitely not. Then how to control the mess within our minds? Let’s find out with the help of Bhagavad Gita.

Here, the first thing that can be mentioned is that Gita is mentioned not as a religious text but as a philosophy of life that can help each and everyone to have a better life with a more stable mindset. In this article, we’ll talk about the few mantras which Gita offers to control our over-thinking habits. So, let’s try to summarize a few points of that masterpiece.

Focus on the present, not on the past and future

It’s true that we are living at present, but we hardly care about the present. Our mind always evolves either in the past or the future, which is the ultimate reason for our overthinking. As a result, we forget the fact that life is all about living in the present. We can’t change the past, and we can see the future. What we can do is to make our present better by focusing on it. For example, if you overthink about your last exam where you couldn’t perform well or start being anxious for your future performances, can you perform well? Of Course not, because your focus is not accumulated in the present. Only, if you can study well at present, your performance in the future can be better. So, as Lord Krishna rightly advised Arjuna that stop worrying about the future and focus on what you can do in the present; we can also stop overthinking by focusing on the present.

Detachment can be a game-changer for an overthinker.

Lord Krishna emphasized detachment in the Bhagavad Gita. Does that mean we need to leave everything and be a saint? He says that when a person dwells on objects, there arises attachment from them which can be the reason and expectations. And if the desire or expectations are not fulfilled, we start overthinking and blame someone or something for that unfulfillment where the actual reason is our extreme attachment. So, try to detach yourself from the expectations and focus on what you can do at present.

Bhagavad Gita is such a text that once you start reading it, during the tough situations in life, it will change your way of thinking so that you will be able to control your mind and sense organs in a positive way. Overall, it will not only control our over-thinking habits but create a better human being out of yourself.


Sohini is a journalism and mass communication enthusiast from Kolkata with an extreme interest in creative writing. Focused on entertainment, health and lifestyle, her stories could make your net surfing much more interesting.
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