Putting the Brakes on Overthinking
I talk and write a lot about why we overthink and ruminate so much, and keep thinking about all the worst parts of our lives, all the things that bring us pain. At the most basic level, we stay hooked on our thoughts because thinking gives us a sense of control. It makes us feel like we’re doing something for ourselves, working on our own behalf.
Opinion: How can you stop worrying about what other people think
It’s hard, because it’s natural to care about what other people think. In fact, some psychologists suggest that we care even more about what other people think than we do about what we think! Most people are so fixated on what other people think, they're not even conscious of it. If what other people think has a huge influence over your happiness, it’s time to take a step back and see how you can stop caring about what people think.
Opinion: Stop overthinking because it ruined my friendship.
This is a post about my experience with overthinking. There is nothing worse than being over-analytical or scrutinizing thoughts and events to insanity. You might know someone like this who always thinks the worst could happen, and all of their actions are constantly guided by worry. They may not be paranoid enough to put their friends in danger, but their anxiety makes them feel like they're playing with fire when they interact with anyone at all.
7 Benefits Of Dating An Overthinker
They deserve to be loved. 7 Benefits of dating an overthinkerImage from Canva. When it comes to dating, every person on the spectrum is different. Some people like to take things slow and relax into a relationship, while others seem to jump into bed the first time they meet someone.