How Can I Stop Thinking and Start Doing?

Everyone has plans and a dream for their life. But some people never achieve their plans because they struggle to stop thinking and start doing what they want to do. If you don’t want to end your life disappointed that you never did what you planned, keep reading to discover how to stop thinking and start doing something about it. 

Eliminate Your Distractions

Are you easily distracted by the TV? Or music in the background while you are working? Either of these can be a distraction that is slowing you down in your life. You may want to accomplish something, like a DIY project, but instead, find yourself parked in front of the TV on a Saturday morning. At this point, the TV is a distraction in your life, and if you want to get something done rather than just thinking about what you want to do, it’s time to eliminate distractions in your life. So please get rid of the TV, delete your social media, whatever it is you need to push you to stop wasting hours on your distractions and start working on your life plans!

Build Better Habits

Sometimes thinking about doing something than not doing it is a habit and a bad one. You’ve gotten so used to not having to do things in your life that it isn’t in your nature to get things done, but rather to sit and be distracted. If you want to start doing, it’s time to eliminate this bad habit. You should also improve on other habits in life and be sure they are leading you to where you want to be. 

For example, if you want to be fit, stop thinking about how you could be fit and instead formulate healthy eating habits and enough exercise.

Write Your Goals Down

Studies have routinely shown that people who write down their goals tend to achieve them more often than those that don’t. This is because writing down your goals makes them seem more real and helps you begin to plan for them, even if you don’t consciously realize it. So take a few minutes or hours, and write down your goals—maybe taking the time to write some ideas of how to get there as well. 

Overall, if you want to move from the thinking to doing part of your life, you need to eliminate your distractions, build healthier habits that help you towards your goals, and take the time to write down your goals. These steps will help your thinking become more streamlined and give you the push you need to stop thinking and start doing.  

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Turn Your Thoughts into Action

Do you have big plans for your life? Dreams that you want to turn into a reality? This is often easier than done, especially when you don’t know how to start taking action in the first place. Below are some ways to help you more effectively turn your thoughts into actions, no matter how crazy they may be. 

Start By Making A Plan

Usually, when someone has a plan in their head, it can be a bit chaotic and maybe hard to see exactly how to get there. This is why you should start by making a physical, written-down plan of what you want to do. This will give you a better view of where to go to start. This will also help you to break your goals down into more manageable steps. Don’t think that just because you write a plan that it has to happen exactly that way either, as once you start to take action, you can come back and adjust your plan as needed. 

Stop Overthinking Everything

One of the reasons you may find yourself unable to turn thoughts into actions is probably because you are overthinking everything. The above step of making a plan should help you to clear up your overthinking a little bit as you write things down. But if it doesn’t, other mental relaxation techniques like meditation, talking something out with others, and taking a deep breath can help you stop overthinking. Remember, you aren’t perfect, and that isn’t what you are trying to achieve, so there is no reason to fret over your mental plan being perfect. 

Figure Out What Is Stopping You From Taking Action

If you’ve done the two above steps but still can’t seem to turn your thoughts into action, it’s time to figure out why. Are you scared of failure? Too distracted? Waiting for the perfect time? Any of these can hold you back as you work to make your thoughts become a reality. If you leave them unchecked, you will never be able to take meaningful action. So once you discover why you can’t seem to take action in your life, work through why and eliminate it from your life so that it is no longer a reason. 

Turning your thoughts into action is often easier said than done, especially if you aren’t sure where to start and are overthinking everything. The trick is, you need to figure out what is stopping you from turning your thoughts into action, cut out the overthinking, and start following a plan that you have written down—and before you know it, your thoughts will become actions!

 

How to Take Action on Your Plans

Do you have big plans for your life but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Don’t worry. You aren’t alone! Taking action is the hardest part of having plans! Below are some tips to help you take action on your plans so that you can make your ideas a reality. 

Eliminate Your Excuses

If you find yourself wanting to take action on your plans but often making excuses for yourself, then the first thing you need to do is eliminate your excuses. You can do this by recognizing when you are making an excuse for yourself and eliminating it. If you go to take action, then find yourself thinking that you probably won’t be able to do it anyway. This is an excuse. You need to tell yourself this and hold yourself accountable. This way, you can overcome the excuse to take proper action. 

Don’t Wait

Many times people wait to carry out their plans because they believe they are waiting for the perfect moment to execute their dreams. News flash, the perfect time doesn’t exist. You will always be busy and always have responsibilities, so there is no time like the present to start taking action! If you still find yourself struggling with this, ask yourself how you would feel if you never got to do something you wanted. Disappointing right? That’s why you should do it now, so you don’t miss out on your opportunity. 

Start One Step At A Time

Do your plans seem opposing? Do you not know where to start? You can remedy this by breaking your goal or plans down into small steps. This way, you will know exactly where to start. When you accomplish that one small step, this will help you stay motivated to accomplish the next step. Before you know it, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals one step at a time! 

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Many people don’t take action because they are afraid to fail. Failure, or mistakes, are part of life. And when they happen to you, learn from your mistakes and learn to move on. They aren’t a big deal, and you need to recognize this, so you will no longer let your fear hold you back from taking action. 

No matter what action you want to take in your life, use the above tips to make your plans a reality. Although stepping from the planning stage to the action stage can be difficult and scary, and you may think that you should wait till a better time, there is no reason not to take action to make your plans a reality today.