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Overthinking is you basically having an over the top conversation with yourself usually filled with panic and negativity. It’s you playing both sides, creating dialogue and then jumping into conclusions like you’re competing at the Olympics.
Figuratively speaking, if you look inside an over-thinker’s head you’ll see little neurons (or is it nerves?) of FWD using his/her neural pathways to play Fast and Furious or Need for Speed. In other words, they’re racing illegally in your head and when caught need to be dealt with properly.
Your tendency to OT is obviously holding you back from doing what you really wanna do or as they say these days ‘live your best life’.
Over-thinkers usually assume the worst! And they can make it quite extreme. For example, when they’re driving they can imagine themselves crashing their car like Dr Steven Strange in the Doctor Strange movie (spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the film yet). OT can cause ‘serious emotional distress’. As a form of escapism, many over-thinkers resort to unhealthy coping habits like alcohol abuse or over-eating (now you got more problems on your hands than before).
Overthinking stems from the Destructive Trio: Fear, Worry and Doubt (FWD), it usually comes off you being nervous. Overthinking does apply to the main tenets of life (health, wealth, love and happiness). Think about it, OT really appears in areas of growth, progress, taking the next step. Want a girlfriend/boyfriend? Don’t you sometimes overthink…does s/he like me or does s/he not? Wanna quit your job and go into full time entrepreneurship?... can I do it? Will it work out? Do I deserve it? Wanna be happy?... can I really be happy? What have I done to deserve this happiness?
Inside your head might be an oasis in a desert but sometimes you need to come out of it, no matter nice it is in there.
How to Tackle Overthinking
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