“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Thoughts in your head are just that - thoughts. They come and go all day long and are part of your response system to anything that comes your way. Too often we treat our own thoughts as fact or as things we need to react to and take action on.
Try to let your thoughts come and go - accept them - mindfulness is a good way of doing this.
We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers?