Anyone else feeling really great lately?
I feel like a chicken just hatching from its egg. Weird analogy — I know, but for the past 2 years I’ve been idle, stagnant, clouded, and depressed. I’ve had big ideas I wanted to pursue but never felt I was ready or in the right environment. In the past 3 months, I’ve broken free from that limited thinking (through a lot of self-reflection and action taking).
Have you ever heard of analysis paralysis? It’s the idea that there’s a point of overanalyzing that ends up keeping you in a spiral rather than pushing you forward. You become so overwhelmed by overthinking that you end up not doing anything at all.
This was where I was at. Naturally, I’m extremely introspective and this has resulted in my living in my head rather than living in the world. At big gatherings or parties, I’d anxiously stand on the perimeter analyzing the crowd rather than participating in a conversation.
Recently I’ve been humming a different tune. I’ve become aware of how my overanalyzing has paralyzed me and have said “no more!”
And it seems a lot of other people have done the same. It seems myself and the people around me are shedding the hopelessness and uncertainty from the past 2 years and are eagerly pursuing their dreams.
I’ve had friends buy their first luxury apartment, quit their job to work for themselves, pursue their passion, leave draining relationships, and take steps to improve their lives in minor ways that will compound into a huge later on.
I have a feeling 2022 will be a transformative year for many people. And I’m truly excited to see how it will end.
PS I’m a new writer on Medium and from the bottom of my heart appreciate the support!