Having a hyperactive mind can make you extremely productive. But it can also overwhelm you because your mind is constantly running full speed ahead. You can get an idea and immediately another one will pop in.
Or you can get creative and it seems like your creativity is all over the place. While this might be who you are, it can make it difficult for you to be able to achieve your goals. You must learn how to rein in your mind in order to find success.
People who have hyperactive minds are usually extremely intelligent as well as creative, but they struggle because they find it hard to focus. However, learning how to focus is one of the steps you need to learn in order to achieve your goals.
You learn how to focus by giving all your attention to one part of the project, not the project as a whole. You only keep your attention on that part, and you remain focused for either a set amount of time or until that part is complete.
You need to shut out all distractions. Don’t allow interruptions that would break your focus. What this does is it helps the mind to regain control over the overload. If a distraction crops up, don’t give in to it and if you do, pause and refocus back on the task at hand.
When you have a creative idea or project to work on, break it down according to all the steps or parts that make up the project. This helps to automatically calm a hyperactive mind because someone who has this tends to leap into uncontrolled thoughts when faced with the entirety of a matter.
Breaking an idea or project down into small steps gives the brain a roadmap and shows it that first, you do this, second comes this step, third is this part and so on. Not only will this help you focus but it also allows you to achieve what you set out to do.
Look only at the problem, idea or plan that’s in front of you. When your thoughts start racing and information is pouring in or you’re jumping from idea to idea, disrupt your thoughts.
You can just pause and tell yourself that it’s not time to think about all those things yet. It can be helpful to take the information in your mind and write them down. By writing them down, you get them out of your head.
Your mind can then relax because it’s not trying to hold onto that information while more information is coming in. Have a set time that you allow your mind to run free. Use a timer and set it for five or ten minutes.
Then tell yourself that your time is up and it’s back to work. You can also pause and take a few minutes to meditate or to engage in mindfulness. This can help you remember to remain present.
You can train your mind to break free from the hyperactive mode to focus on your overall plan by consistently bringing your thoughts back into focus. It takes practice, but it can be done.