5 Types off Overthinking (And the Cure)

  5 Types off  Overthinking  (And the Cure)

5 Types off  Overthinking  (And the Cure)


Schedule Time for Overthinking

Set a timer for five minutes and allow

yourself to think, worry, and analyze during

that period.

After the timer goes off, sit down with a pen and

paper for 10 minutes and write down anything

that is:

.Worrying you

.Stressing you

Giving you anxiety.

When the ten minutes are up, toss the paper

out and go on to something more enjoyable.


5. Worrying About The Future

This is where you continuously stress out

and panic that something "bad" might


Practice Mindfulness: When you're living in

the present moment, it's impossible to dwell

on the past or worry about the future.

Make a commitment to becoming more aware

of the present moment.

Mindfulness, like any other skill, requires

practice, but it can reduce overthinking

over time.


4. Rumination About The Past

This can involve incessantly dwelling on a

mistake you made in the past or

continuously replaying a time you were hurt,

Over and over again, in your mind.

Notice when you're thinking too much:

Awareness is the first step in putting an end

to overthinking.

When you notice yourself replaying events in

your mind over and over or worrying about

things you can't control, acknowledge that

your thoughts aren't productive.


3. Mindreading

This is when you're constantly trying to

predict what other people are thinking

about you.

Focus on what matters: When you

concentrate on what's important, you think

less about your individual role and more

about the bigger picture.

Remember, most people aren't paying

much attention; they spend more time

thinking about themselves than thinkingg

about others.


2. Over-Reading Into Things

This is when a minor issue arises, and your

imagination goes into overdrive, imagining

all of the (mostly non-existent) disasters that

may ensue.

Challenge your thoughts: Acknowledge that

your thoughts may be exaggeratedly negative.

Replace "what if" with "we'll see; which is a

way of moving past analysis paralysis to



1. Mental Chatter

You cannot tell yourself to think something;

the more you try not to think about something,

the more it sticks around.

Change the channel: keeping yourself busy

with an activity is the best way to change the




Engage on a conversation topic.

Go somewhere that feeds your heart.


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