I Tend To Overcomplicate Things…

I got an iPhone on Tuesday and have been having so much fun with it. I have been trying to resist the whole constant technological changes but it was definitely time to make the switch. I was actually pretty nervous because I was so used to my blackberry but it ended up being fine like I rationally knew it would be.

My mom and I got the phones on the same day and I made a comment to her later that evening about how there was so much to know and learn about the phone. Her response was so simple, yet something that didn’t really occur to me which was “well you don’t need to know and understand everything.” And she was right. Not just about the phone, but this was true in a lot of areas of my life.

One of my goals for this coming year is to try not to over complicate things. I have a tendency to do that for some reason. I think because most of the decisions I have had to make in my life have truly been life or death, or at least life altering in some way, that it has forced me to really spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of my decisions. Living this way since the age of 13 and having to make one of the most permanent decisions of my life at the age of 16 (removing my Jpouch, rectum and anus) has definitely impacted my thinking process.

When my mom made that comment to me about the phone, it really stuck with me because it was just so simple and the fact that my brain never even went in that direction is kind of mind boggling.

Important decisions should be properly discussed and weighed carefully. But there does come a point when you can over think things, and the over complicating of your life can really wreak havoc on your mind and your anxiety.

So my advice to anyone who has a tendency to overthink things or overcomplicate their lives like I do is to first sit down and make a list of the things that cause you to feel the most overwhelmed. Take a good look at some of the areas in your life that may be causing you additional stress and see if you can trim it down a little. Maybe there are things you can do slowly to make things a little simpler for you.

  • http://gravatar.com/jaijai81 Pink Kitty

    Perhaps in this new year, the next time I come up we can plan a “be silly day” where we literally (yeah I said literally) let the fates decide what happens next. We will roll dice, or flip a quarter, something, and one of these little objects will dictate what direction we head, what train/bus/or car we take, and what we will do next etc… Worst comes to worst, one of us will have a panic attack or both of us, but for one glorious day we will not be Type-A.