How to use creative activities to cope through life experience
May 1, 2014
Creativity proves to help children cope through life experience as adults
May 2, 2014
(How to reduce Anxiety) With Art Activities to stop your brain over thinking
July 29, 2015
In our two previous posts we covered how art helps with emotions, and destructive activities. In this blog we are going to share why you over think and how can you stop repeating cycles overthinking which turns into stress/anxiety and uncomfortable emotions.
Why do people 'think continously' about a situation and just cannot put it to rest?
The reason for this is because:
1. They don't feel in control of their situation. When you don't feel in control of a situation, you start to feel you are 'loosing' control.
2. This can create reactive behavior from making decisions without thinking of the pro's and con's.
3. What is generally happening is that you too - don't feel heard or feel you have said/done the 'right' thing. Many people feel the need to want to 'defend' themselves when they feel out of control.
What you need to understand is that you are allowing childhood memories that were uncomfortable to surface. At the time when you were a child (you were feeling and thinking what you are doing now as an adult). It may not be the same experience, but you are experiencing the same emotions. You start to feel vulnerable and emotionally 'shrink' into a little child. Your brain reminds you that it was an uncomfortable experience and you start to either defend, not say anything and build resentment, react or take the situation out of context.
When you start to see that situations you experience now as an adult cause pain emotionally, all it is showing you is what you have not dealt with as a child. This needs to be addressed, healed and faced. The early signs of turning a situation into stress is allowing yourself to 'over think' situations.