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.