The Huffington Post states that reducing or stopping news consumption, reducing consumption of stimulants such as coffee and soda, implementing positive thoughts to replace negative ones and working on a specific task or goal stops one from overthinking. Huffington Post says that these actions detoxify the mind, which prevents one from beginning a sequence of overthinking.
According to Huffington Post, excessive exposure to current events in the news can cause the mind to think further about the topic to the point of worrying, and it can also cause uncertainty in a person’s life if he associates the constant events of the world with his own life. Reducing news intake to once a week prevents overthinking from internalizing too much information.
Stimulants can cause the mind to become unbalanced; the rush and crash from a stimulant places the mind under stress, which in turn causes it to overthink. Huffington Post recommends replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and suggests reading or listening to motivational material on a regular basis to assist with this. Continuous effort of this action may soon transform overthinking into optimism. Working on goals and tasks replaces overthinking with action and prevents a person from becoming stuck in an endless train of thoughts by forcing him to concentrate on a particular task.