Stop Over Analyzing Yourself


Your identity contains experiences that shape memories over a lifetime.

Part of ‘shaping’ involves acceptance of your feelings, desires thoughts and behaviour — warts and all!

Over analyzing yourself will not lead to a greater understanding of your full potential. If your self-analysis is negative then you become blind to those wonderful qualities that you bring to a relationship or your work.

The way in which you analyze yourself is just one perspective and not ‘the only’ perspective. What can you do to shift your thinking and open your life to new possibilities?

When you over analyze its easy to reject the full range of your good emotions and desires. Which can lead to unnecessary anxiety and depression.

For instance as I write this post I am over analyzing the quality of my writing skills. Assuming my post is not good enough or ready for publication, or how much you will like it or not. The end result is that I waste far too much energy assuming negative beliefs and delay sharing my message with the world.




Your self-analyzing may result in not nurturing or taking adequate care of your soul. I bet you will agree that it’s not the ideal way to live and work on your own terms.

A Few Points to Consider

  1. Embrace your quirkiness by rejecting the negating or suppressing aspects of your flawed personality.
  2. Make the shift from over self-analysis and criticism to pure self-acceptance and love.
  3. Your flaws and failures are part of life so get over it!
  4. There is nothing wrong with changing what you don’t like about yourself. As long as you do not give up your self-worth as a person.
  5. The concept of worth refers to putting labels on yourself. Stop that!
  6. Testing and validating yourself based on a your flaws or failure is a mistake.
  7. Stop making generalizations and jumping to conclusions about yourself. In reality, you are so much more than your failures.


These 7 strategies allow you to deal with life challenges on your own terms — to do what matters!

What can you do to shift your thinking and open your life to new possibilities?

 What makes us unusually successful at solving problems is that we are highly creative, both practical and idealistic, we embrace the facts and realities of the world including yourself (rather than denying or avoiding them) and, we are spontaneous with ideas and actions.

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Persosnal Wellness Trainer