I used to be an obsessive text-analyzer, but for every text I “figured out” and drove myself crazy with, I was more anxious, stressed out, and exhausted. It’s just not worth it. Now, when I’m tempted to analyze a guy’s texts, I do these 13 things instead.
1. I THINK ABOUT WHY I ACTUALLY CARE.
Is he worth my time and energy? Okay, maybe we’re in an LTR and he’s acting shady, so I want to know where he’s at/what he’s thinking. But even then, I don’t have to let this guy rule my every thought and hour. What will be will be, no matter how much I stress over his texts.
2. I DO SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE.
I make a delicious meal, go for a walk, or play with my pets. It’s pointless to waste time staring at a phone that’s not beeping. Doing something different also helps to put things in perspective – or help me sweat out my relationship anxiety at the gym.