Here Are 10 Ways To Stop Overthinking and Start Living

1. Remember that over-thinking does not lead to insight.

You want an understanding of which decision will be best. For this, you need a level of insight into what each decision will lead to. Thinking this through, however, is futile.
Why? Because you never, ever know what something will be like until you experience it.
School, college, moving home, getting married, ending a relationship, changing career paths. However much you imagine what these change will be like, you will be surprised by what you discover when you actually engage in these activities.
Knowing this, you can move forward with a true understanding of what would be best. Acting, therefore, leads to clarity. Thought doesn’t.

2. Know that your decision will never be final.

Over-thinking often comes from the notion that you will make a grand finale decision that will never change and must be correct.
It won’t happen. And that’s a good thing. If you could predict with complete accuracy the entirety of your future, would you want to experience it?
To me, that removes all the spice of life. You must be aware that however much critical thinking you apply to a decision, you may be wrong.
Being comfortable with being wrong, and knowing that your opinions and knowledge of a situation will change with time, brings a sense of true inner freedom and peace.

3. Learn the reasons why over-thinking is harmful, and let it motivate you.

Studies have shown rumination to be strongly linked to depression, anxiety, binge eating, binge drinking, and self-harm.
In one study, 32,827 people from 172 countries showed that life events were the largest predictors of stress, followed by family history, income and education, relationship status, and social inclusion.
However, the study also showed that stress only occurred if the individual engaged in negative over-thinking about the events, and it showed that people who did not do this did not become as stressed or depressed, “even if they’d experienced many negative events in their lives.”
So, worry about your problems if you wish. But don’t say no one warned you!

4. Keep active throughout the day, and tire the body out.

Do you want to know one of the main reasons you over-think?
It’s because you have the time to.
Not one day can be fruitful if more time than necessary is allowed for aimless thinking. A mind rests well at night knowing its day has been directed toward worthy goals.
So consider daily exercise—any physical activity that raises heart rate and improves health.
Walking is exercise. Sports, Pilates, and playing with the dog are too. It doesn’t have to be training for the next Olympics. Just get moving, and get tired.

5. Become the ultimate skeptic.

If you think about what causes thinking to be so stressful and tiring, it’s often our personal convictions that our thoughts are actually true.
Let’s look at an example.

If someone you know does something you consider hurtful, but you don’t discuss the issue with the person, negativity can arise with certain thoughts about why the person acted that way.
But once you can pinpoint which thoughts are causing the upset, one golden question will release all negativity:
“Can I be 100 percent sure this is true?”
By seeing the inherent lack of truth in your beliefs, you will naturally find yourself much more relaxed in all situations, and you won’t over-think things that are based on predictions and assumptions.

6. Seek social support, but don’t vent.

Better than confining your decisions to your own biases, perspectives, and mental filters, commit to seeking support from loved ones.
Research has long shown the powerful impact of social support in the reduction of stress.
But even better than that is getting a fresh, new angle on the topic.
For me, this has always—on every occasion—led me to learn something I had never considered before. This is how you grow, emotionally and spiritually.

7. Develop the skill of forgiveness.

It’s no surprise that having the misfortune of being treated undesirably leads people to suppress and repress anger toward other people.
Forgiveness is of the highest of human virtues. Not because it is morally correct, spiritually mature, or deemed a commendable personality trait.
It’s special because it, single-handedly, can induce the ultimate peace in people.
Forgiveness has also been shown on many occasions to help develop positive self-esteem, improve mood, and dramatically improve health. It’s a predictor of relationship well-being and marital length, and it has even been shown to increase longevity.

8. Plan for conscious distraction.

When do you ruminate the most? Have you ever thought about it? For me, I ruminated at night.
When you know the time of day rumination will begin, you can plan to remove that spare time with an activity that engages your full faculties.
It could be Sudoku, a board game with family, a meal out, yoga, or writing letters of gratitude to long-unseen friends.
A note of warning: there is some research to suggest that doing this with negatively reinforcing behaviors, such as toxic eating patterns, can lead to harmful long-term results.
Therefore, be picky about what you distract yourself with, and make sure it fosters positive emotion and psychological wellbeing.

9. Solve another person’s problem first, and get perspective.

“Serve first, seek second” should be the motto for anyone currently distressed by their perceived problems.
Your issue at hand can become so consuming that others may look at you like you’re living in your own mental world. And it takes something to break you out of it.
Helping others puts your issues in order by reminding you that we all go through tough times, some much more than you ever will.
That’s not to discount the struggles you’re going through, but helping others will restore balance and harmony in your life.

10. Remember that a perfect decision is never a bold one, so get started.

When your final years are approaching, you will not worry about how well you thought through your decisions, or how thoroughly and accurately you approached life’s forks in the road.
You will rest happily knowing you lived true to yourself, acted with confidence, and stood up for what you believed in.
So don’t worry about the perfection of your decisions. Be swift to move forward, even if it is in the wrong direction. Boldness is respectable; carefulness has never changed the world. 

EAT Ripe Bananas With Black Spots And See What Will Happen To Your Body!

There are a lot of people who enjoy this delicious fruit. Rarely someone can resist their taste. And if you are one of those people who love the taste of bananas then you should definitely read this before going to buy some for yourself. You just need to be careful what you buy, because not everything is perfect for the health.
Due to a research a Japanese institute conducted the ripe banana produces TNF ( Tumor Necrosis Factor) an thanks to this substance, the banana has anti- cancer properties. The banana also increases the capacity of the immune system.

 This is why Japanese people love to eat them. So to conclude, the banana can prevent carcinogenesis and lifestyle – related diseases. And according to the research the riper the banana is the black spots and patches on the skin develop more. And those dark spots are better influencer on the immune system. So we can say that the anti- cancer effect rises with the rising of the dark spots on the banana, meaning that the riper it is the better quality it gives.

We all know the fact that as the fruit ripens the nutrients quality change. But I`m sure you aren’t aware of how the banana quality changes. When the banana becomes yellow it increases the level of antioxidants. When the banana becomes completely ripened and has dark patches on the skin the nutrients change into simple sugar. When the banana reaches the stage of dark spots on the skin then this now means that the level of TNF has risen. The sugar that now the banana contains are much more easily digestible. It is believed that these dark spots and the content of the banana gives 8 times more effect on enhancing the white blood cells than when the banana is green or fresh yellow.
Research has shown that the ripened banana acts as an anti-cancer agent because it stimulates the production of the white blood cells preventing their mutation. This effect has been implemented medically with the chemical immune- stimulant named Lentinan. It has been administered intravenously as an anti- cancer agent. The TNF helps the body to fight abnormal cells in itself with the help of the cytokine, a substance secreted by certain cells of the immune system that have an effect on other cells.

The research was conducted on various ripe fruits like banana, apple, grape, persimmon, pear, watermelon and pineapple. When they compared all the benefits from each fruit they concluded that the banana was actually the one with the best results giving the best benefits for the health. It produced the TNF anti-cancer substance increasing the white blood cells. You need to consume 1-2 bananas daily so that the immune system will be increased and the diseases like flu, cold and other can be fought easily. You need to keep the bananas refrigerated when they are ripe, because you wouldn’t want to lose any vitamins. If they have brown spots you can eat them immediately. If the skin of the banana turned completely brown you shouldn’t eat them at all. 

8 Things to Remove from Life

1. Excuses

We don’t blame others for our life. We are fully responsible for our own life and situation. We hold the power to significantly improve our life. When you make up excuses, you are lying to yourself, which will hold you back from fulfilling your dreams.

2. Perfectionism
Trying to achieve perfection is a waste of time. Instead of worrying about the mistakes that you have made, simply focus on trying to better yourself with small steps. No one is perfect, but anyone can make the decision to be a better person.

3. Fear
Many people keep quiet during discussions when they want to say something; they avoid taking risks; and they always think about the worst-case scenario. This fearful attitude will stop you from achieving your full potential, so remove it from your life and be brave instead; speak up, voice your thoughts and actively chase your dreams.

4. The Need To Control Everything
You can’t control everything and trying to do so is a futile task. It will only make you feel stressed, upset and frustrated. Instead of trying to control everything around you, make an effort to care less about the things you can’t control and focus on the things that you can.

5. A Fixed Mindset

Lots of people have a fixed mindset and they make no effort to learn more or change their perception. This makes them hard to become more successful as their mindset is stuck in the past. Try to embrace knowledge and learning, and remember that you can always become wiser.

6. The Desire For Overnight Success

Some people believe that the majority of successful people became successful overnight or by chance. While luck can certainly play its part, you can’t rely on luck to become successful. In reality, success takes time and dedication, so you should plan for the future as well as the day ahead of you.

7. Toxic People

Remove the negative and pessimistic people from your life and replace them with optimistic and supportive people who genuinely care about you. You will find that you will be more motivated and happier.

8. The Need To Say Yes

We sometimes struggle to say no to the people around us. We end up wasting time doing things that we don’t want to do and other people might start to take advantage of us. Be brave and say no when you want to; only you can make the priorities of your life.

Groundbreaking Study: This Herb Could Be the Cure to 5 Different Types of Cancer Including Ovarian, Liver, Lung, and Melanoma

Also known as drumstick or Malunggay, the plant moringa is frequently used in South-Indian cuisine due to its unique texture and taste. The tree is found in Africa and Asia and all of its parts, i.e. the pods, fruits, flowers, roots, and bark are edible and they have an abundance of nutrients. Moringa is considered to be a very beneficial plant, however, do we know we? Let’s take a look at what it has to offer:

The seeds of moringa produce edible oil known as Ben oil and it’s very similar to the nutritive value of olive oil, i.e. it’s rich in antioxidants and has an indefinite shelf life, amazing, right?

Believe it or not, moringa has three times more iron than spinach!
Moringa tea is an excellent way to start the morning because it will increase your energy levels and you will have enough energy for the whole day
Moringa has four times more vitamin A than carrots and it’s also rich in beta-carotene

Moringa supplements made from moringa leaves and pods are much better than over-the-counter vitamins and supplements since they don’t contain synthetic ingredients

 Moringa has twice more protein per gram than yogurt
Moringa is three times richer in potassium than bananas
Moringa has seven times more vitamin C than oranges
Moringa has four times more calcium than milk

How to prepare moringa tea:

If you have the tree in your garden, harvest some fresh leaves and then leave them to dry at room temperature by putting them in a brown paper bag with few holes. Hang the bag in some cool area of your home. After 10 to 14 days, the leaves should be dry enough to use. Remove the leaves from the paper bag and shred or pulverize them.

Add some of the shredded moringa leaves to a cup; add boiling water, a bit of lemon, and honey. Stir the content and enjoy!

The benefits of moringa tea
Since it is rich in vitamin and antioxidants, this tea will clear your mind and increase your energy levels. This tea is a great replacement of your morning cup of coffee. Your body will be detoxified, your immune system nourished, and you will lose weight in a healthy way.

If you don’t have a moringa tree in your garden, you can always purchase store-bought moringa tea. However, buy only 100% organic tea and tea from trusted brands.

Never Ignore Any of These 4 Types Of Headaches

Everyone experiences headaches from time to time. Typically, headaches are nothing serious to worry about, but sometimes they can be the symptom of something more serious going on within our bodies. The misconception about headaches is that they’re all the same, but this couldn’t be less true. For example, someone could use the term migraine to describe a particularly painful headache, but it might not be a migraine at all.

Since all headaches are different, are all caused by different reasons, and can be the way our bodies tell us something serious is happening, it’s important to understand what types of headaches shouldn’t be ignored. For your own safety, here are four types of headaches that should never be ignored, and how they’ll feel when they strike.

1. Sinus Headache

Sinus headaches occur when the sinus cavities in your head become clogged. Sometimes they happen as a result of a sinus infection, which won’t go away on its own.

When you feel an immense amount of pressure in your teeth, along your cheekbones, or even above your eyes, you should go to the doctor to make sure you don’t have an infection. If you do, you’ll be prescribed antibiotics, which should clear the infection up in about a week.

2. Cluster Headache

This type of headache is extremely rare, and it only affects around 1 percent of the population. Cluster headaches occur around the same time every day, which means that the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls the body’s clock, is most likely involved.

This type of headache is excruciating, and are commonly caused by alcohol or regular smoking. Sometimes, medical professionals will use nerve blocks to help treat the pain.

3. Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches are more difficult to diagnose because people can mistake the pain for something else. Migraines are commonly associated with throbbing pain, light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.

They are classified as a neurological condition, and some people suffer from them on a regular basis. If you’ve had a migraine before, chances are you’ll have another in the future. If you suffer from migraines regularly, you need to see a doctor who can help you with prevention and care.

4. Sports Headache

Headaches that come as a result of sports are incredibly important; especially if you participate in a sport like football, which consists of physical contact. These headaches can feel like a tension or migraine type of headache, but they can vary from person to person. If you’re having headaches while or after playing sports, you need to seek medical attention before performing any more activity.