If Overthinking Has Ever Stopped You From Admiring Life, This Art Is For You

It is a wonderful thing to be self-aware, to have an understanding of who we are and what we believe in. But sometimes, as we lose ourselves in an analysis of our every word and action, it becomes hard to tell where our thoughts of self-awareness devolve into self-criticism. And self-criticism is one hell of a slippery slope.

Artist María Sanoja found herself so absorbed in her self-critical thoughts one day that it led her to realise just how much she misses out on all the beauty around her. And that led her to create the project 100daysofoverthinking, whereby she draws wonderful illustrations of all the mundane yet beautiful things around her with a question or thought that didn’t let her enjoy the moment she was in. And honestly, if you’re as prone to bouts of overthinking as I am, this project will hit home hard.


The thoughts of being alone in a crowd.

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The fear of making a wrong impression.

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The regrets that haunt us every day.

#100daysofoverthinking #100dayproject #the100dayproject #day91 #overthinking

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The blame we direct solely to ourselves.

#100daysofoverthinking #100dayproject #the100dayproject #day78 #overthinking

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And the time spent being ever-conscious of who we are.

#day109 #overthinking

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When we’re too afraid to even believe in anything anymore.

#100daysofoverthinking #100dayproject#the100dayproject #day98 #overthinking

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When we’re unsure of other people’s intentions.

When we forget that we have the right to ‘bad days’.

#day130 #overthinking

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When we forget just what we deserve, fully and truly.

#day153 #overthinking

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Don’t linger on things you can’t control.

#day157 #overthinking

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Accept that there are things you’ll miss out on.

#100daysofoverthinking #100dayproject #the100dayproject #day57 #overthinking

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Apologise, but only for the right things.

#day112 #overthinking

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And let yourself…feel.

#day159 #overthinking

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We’re all prone to overthinking.

#day160 #overthinking

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But it’s just despair, that goes on in a loop.

#100daysofoverthinking #100dayproject #the100dayproject #day19 #overthinking

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It’s time to look, think and feel the things that matter. Look up, the world is beautiful.

#day121 #overthinking

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