"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dare Not To Think

Been thinking too much lately.  
Have you ever been in that place? 
I am trying to change up that part of me that over thinks things, or at least I'm
trying to be more aware, more intentional about catching myself
and turning the over-thinker off
 and starting the action accelerator  instead.

(this is an art journal page from a post I did last year. See it here)

I think...I mean I think and think..that maybe over thinking is
 a way of procrastinating!

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”  
 …. A. A. Milne  (Winnie the Pooh)

Okay, so as a little test this week, 
when I start to feel myself
wanting to go into the over-thinking mode, 
I am going to allow myself to stay
 there only 15 minutes. 
We shall see how this turns out for me.
I'll let you know.

"Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh
 and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right,
 and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose."
Lance Armstrong       

Have you dealt with over-thinking things 
and putting off beginning?
If so, I would love to hear your story
 and how you deal 
with it now, or how you  have overcome it.
Winnie the Pooh and I want to know! (he he)

After writing this post, I went over to read Bren's blog and saw where
she wrote a post about almost the very same subject of the
 problem with over-thinking and to just stop it!
You can pop over and read it here:

1000 Gifts continued....

313.  fresh outside air to breathe
314.  the gift of "choosing" to think or not to think
315.  celebrating 36 years of marriage to my hubby
316.  for our youngest daughter's engagement to her     special guy
317.  beautiful and free flying butterflies..
318.  knowing I can trust the Lord as I wait upon Him to answer
319.  road trips with my hubby
320.  Winnie the Pooh and the way he says things!


Annesphamily said...

I like this thoughtful post. It was good to stop by and visit you. I like reading all the blogs and I have such rare moments to spend. But glad I came here today. Have a beautiful week.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love this post, Lee Ann!
Begin. Such a big powerful word.
We've been talking about that
alot around here.
Go ahead and start.
There is alot of wisdom
in that.
So glad I came by and read this
just this very moment!
Thanks, dear encouraging friend:)

Kathy said...

Perhaps this is why we're told in scripture to become as little children, they don't overthink.

Tricia said...

I'll be interested to see how your thinking, or should I say non-thinking, technique works out for you since I'm the exact same way. For me being an over-thinker and a procrastinator go hand-in-hand because I'm also a perfectionist. The whole thing just about drives me crazy sometimes :)

rachel awes said...

have you seen the movie "we bought a zoo"? i just did + there's a line in it saying something about how we just need a few seconds of crazy brave courage to act and it can change everything. your post made me think of it.
your art is heartfelt and moving. + i adore winnie the pooh.
arms around you w/love oxo

Bren said...

Thanks for the link up! You know what they say, "great minds think alike." We'll just ignore the second part of that, "and fools seldom differ :-)" Great post!

Farmgirl Paints said...

uh yes! it's so easy to do. love your illustration. it's perfect with your encouraging words. just what i needed this morning.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is an awesome post...and a true word for me...and you always put convicting words all tied up in a pretty bow, because of your artistic talents...thanks I needed and enjoyed this.
Now to "dare not to think"

Martha Lever said...

You know, I think you are right--over thinking is procrastinating. Never thought of it that way but it's really true. Love your journal page.

DJ said...

LoL, I just posted a piece entitled, "Simply Get On with It".
Must be something about Spring. Sounds good; we'll go with that.