Okay, so I’ve learnt something. Surprising, riiiight? I know, i’m surprised too hehe.
So, we (humans) all seem to like making the simplest of things more complicated than they need to be. We do it with just about everything and anything, and then we still complain about ‘life being so complicated and messy.’ But guess what though? That’s life kiddo. No one’s life is simple and neat. No one’s.
Most of the time it’s our own fault (I’m not saying every time, but a lot of the time) this happens, and it usually is a result of one of these reasons (And ahem. Just putting this out there… I’m guilty of all three…yikes) :
a) You like to make yourself look and feel smarter, so you overcomplicate the small things so that just incase you fail, at least you didn’t fail something simple and end up looking really silly.
b) You are scared and unsure. You have something that you need to do, but you may never have done it before. So what’s the first thing you that you do? You get scared, because of this “unawareness” of fear of uncertainty about your task, and about what the result may be. That is where you start overthinking and overcomplicating it, as you’re too fearful of what may happen.
c) You are too perfectionistic. You’re given one simple task to complete. So instead of just playing it safe, you want to go the extra mile and keep everything perfect. Towards the end of this process however, you start to realise how you’ve bitten off too much for you to chew, and you’ve over thought the whole task. Thus, this is when things begin to become complicated, when they really never should have.
Now. I’m completely and 100% guilty of all these reasons. And guess what? I do them every single damn day. Yep, that’s right, everyday. Don’t believe me? Take a look at my list of daily things I overcomplicate.
- My friendships
- My appearance
- Taking notes
- People’s judgement
- Talking to people
- Being healthy
- Expressing my opinion
The list could go on, and on. But I think you get the picture.
It is just so easy, and so simple to be able to overcomplicate small things. But I guess in a way, that’s not always bad to do so. I mean, sometimes you need to overcomplicate something in order to have a perspective on the entire situation. It opens your mind up, and like my friend always tells me ‘It makes you see blue, in a situation where others can only see in black and white.’
And aw my gosh. I know sO many people who only see in black and white and they actually cause a lot of issues and drama, as they aren’t able to see in the perspectives or opinions of other people (my mum sees things in black and white. and ahhh, i can’t tell you how difficult it is with her sometimes haha).
So yeah, I don’t really know what the point in this blog was…But I suppose it works as a reminder that if anyone ever tells you ‘You overthink and over complicate everything’ you don’t always have to take it negatively. True, sometimes it can make life more messy, but you know what? Life always will be messy no matter how you think. So just be mindful of when to use complexity or simplicity, and you’ll be alright.
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(Btw, sorry for the grammar and layout of this post…I didn’t bother checking over it hehe)
Stay Happy & God Bless youuuu!