Overthinking Is A Product Of Fear

Written By Ben Harris 

It makes you feel lost and trapped in indecision, like you don’t know which way is up or down.

Here are 3 of my favorite ways to let go of obsessive thinking and drop back into my truth:

  1. Exercise. This will help you get out of the head and into your body. I know it’s simple but that’s why it works. Today’s human spends so much time in our heads, scrolling our phones and typing at a desk. This is all mental stimulation. There is nothing wrong with thinking, but the truth you are looking for is in the wisdom of the body. Physical exertion moves that stagnant energy out of your system and creates space for inspiration. I always feel clear and confident after a great workout sesh.
    • P.S. I never would have thought I would be saying this but DANCING (another form of exercise) is a great way of activating your body’s natural source of knowledge. I went on a men’s retreat recently where I unlocked a superhuman version of myself, all thanks to dancing. It was wild and I never thought that dancing would activate that part of myself.
       
  2. Asking yes or no questions. It can be easy to get stuck in all of the “what if?” scenarios. An easy way to realign with your truth is asking yourself a yes/no question. This will help remove the haziness and bring some much needed clarity. When you ask yourself a question, pay attention to what you feel in your body. Is it light, tingly, expansive, open or pulsing with excitement? Or is it heavy, tight, tense and closed off? This will give you the answer you have been looking for. Tingly and excited = full yes. Heavy and dense = fuck no.
    • One of my favorite moments using this method was when I was recruited for a new job back in 2018. I had spent all of my professional career at one company and this new opportunity was far outside of my comfort zone. I was nervous to leave the familiarity of that job and the security of my hometown. One morning I was driving to work and I asked this simple question, “Should I accept this job?” As soon as I asked that question, a surge of tingles moved through my body. I’m talking waves of chills. When that happened, I knew my answer. I turned in my notice at work and accepted the new job. Little did I know, this one decision would light the fuse that would blow up my entire life in the best (and sometimes worst) ways possible.
       
  3. Pretend to make a decision. Yes, you read that right. PRETEND to make a decision. This is a little trick to see how your mind and body will react once you pick a direction. I tried this when I was in the midst of deciding whether or not to leave the corporate world and pursue my entrepreneurial dream. To see how I felt about it, I booked a weeklong “vacation” in Austin, TX (where I serendipitously live now). I spent the whole week pretending to be an entrepreneur. I lived and did exactly what I would if I didn’t have a 9-5 job anymore. That week gave me the evidence that I needed and brought me closer to being ALL IN on my dream. Whatever it is you’re trying to decide, put yourself in that environment to see if it feels right. There’s no better way to actually FEEL if it’s right for you or not.  

 

 

I believe that you already have the truth and answers inside of you. Everything you are seeking is within, ready to be activated. All you need to do is say yes and allow it to blossom.

I hope to chat with all of you soon - or even better, see you in-person at a retreat one day.

Once you join the Inner Circle (or if you’re already a member), I would love it if you messaged me and introduced yourself on the Circle app. 

As Joe always says… We are just getting started.

Your Fear Alchemist, 

Ben Harris 

 
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