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The Trouble with Overthinking

Overthinking is my forte - at least that's what my boyfriend tells me. We'd always have these conversations whenever I fuss over things a lot. I'm not great at "going with the flow" because I am such a worrier. I just seem to be the happy-go-lucky type to my friends because that's what I make it look like, and sometimes it gets hard.

I am someone who tends to overthink things every freakin' time. I overthink the decisions I make, I overthink about the future, I overthink about what will happen next if I do this or if I do that, I even overthink what to wear and where to eat sometimes. I am an absolute overthinker who tries to worry about all the possible outcomes of the choices I make, even though it seems they're as shallow af. I know sometimes thinking things through can give you a lot more perspective about it and it gives you a clearer picture but sometimes, it just gets really stressful that it's not worth it anymore and that's when I realize how this trait does me more bad than good.


Here are a few reasons why I think overthinking sucks and why you and I need to stop doing it (if possible):

1. Thinking too hard about something takes too much time.
2. It wastes your brain's energy.
3. It traps you in your head.
4. It burdens you.
5. It gives you doubt.
6. It will affect your mood.
7. It keeps you from really living.
8. It creates unwanted anxiety.
9. It stresses you out.
10. It loses your focus because your train of thought will be sooo long.
11. It makes you lose your mind! (sometimes)

So yeah, these are all the things I can think of that makes overthinking suck. I know there's a lot more but for now, this is it. I will update this list when I can think of more things to add.

After reading (if you really did, haha), are you then more like me? Or are you the kind of person who just wings it? How do you cope up from hard decision-making? How do you deal with life when it gives you lemons? Do you sulk in the corner? Or do you make lemonade? Let's talk in the comments section below. 😃

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  1. I really need to stop overthinking. Haha! Nice post dearie! <3

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  2. I am guilty of this!!!!!!! I always look at not only 2 sides of a situation but maybe 8 sides or more. It could really be burden, especially because it leads to anxiety sometimes :( when I'm feeling brave, I just wing it and tell myself whatever happens happens. HAHA. But overthinking wins a lot of time and I need to work on it.

    Chrizzia xx / http://www.thistledsoul.net

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    1. So true! I should add "creates anxiety" to this list, haha! Thanks for dropping by Chriz :D And oh, I like your blog, keep posting!

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  3. I definitely overthink. Sometimes I just lie in bed and think about everything and it gets overwhelming and leaves me so much more anxious. But I can't help it, especially when I did something stupid/embarrassing. I may sulk about it for a few minutes, but I'll always try to think about the brightside after. :D

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    1. Sometimes we really can't help it, but it's good that you go to see the bright side afterwards. In the end, we just have to let go of the negativity and embrace the good things life has to offer. :D

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  4. I think I'm 50-50. Funny how sometimes I overthink the simplest things. Haha and I agree to what you mentioned. Overthinking is not good. When I realize I am starting to overthink, I simply close my eyes and rest. Taking a nap or a sleep is good for me too. :)

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    1. Yes, sleeping on it helps me a lot. It clears my mind when I wake up and it gives me a fresh start on where and what to do next. :)

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  5. I suffer bad from anxiety so I totally relate to this post, I overthink every little thing and it's so destructive! Hopefully we can both learn to chill out a little more and not be so stressed about tiny things x
    www.britishmermaid.com

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  6. I so relate to this! My husband often asks me why I have to "have a plan for everything". I spend a lot of time playing out different scenarios in my head, and re-living conversations and thinking about what I should have said. Great post!

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    1. Right??? I mean, there's nothing wrong with being ready with whatever the odds may be but sometimes, it just really stresses us. We need to chill out when that moment comes, haha!

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  7. I hate the burdens and doubts! There are SO many reasons why overthinking stinks you are right!

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  8. Ahhh, remembered my battle with anxiety. Nakakabaliw talagang mag-overthink! It hinders you to be productive and all. I have so many goals and I don't want a single negative thought to destroy my life once again. #YAAAS #PositiveThinking :) http://brokenbiyahera.com

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    1. Diba? Instead of doing it, you stop and think and think and think muna and it consumes time and creates fear! Hahaha! And don't let me start with anxiety, ito problema ko basta I'm trying something new. Dapat i-remind ko talaga palagi sarili ko na okay lang mag-think, wag lang mag-overthink! :D

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  9. Overthinking is not good for the health. And I hate myself for overthinking scenes that doesn't even happen. I'm trying to be more positive to combat the anxiousness of thinking too much :D


    Wannderzel by Hazel

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    1. It's a constant battle, everyday. Good to hear from you, Hazel! :D

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  10. I'm exactly the same unfortunately! I have to come up with a billion reasons in my head before consenting to do anything :/ x

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  11. I am the exact same! This post made me realize that I'm not the only one who dramatically overthinks things. I found this very resurging thank you so much xx
    http://emilysthoughts.wix.com/emily

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  12. I'm definitely an over thinker, highly analytic type a personality. Which can be great in a lot of aspects, but sometimes it can cause anxiety because you constantly second guess yourself. Good to know there's others out there that relate, and I think awareness can help address it too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Sure thing Cara! I know, there are a lot more people than I could've guess that can relate to this post! I'm just glad to share some pieces of me with you all. xx

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  13. Found your blog randomly :) I overthink too much from time to time and I agree it can be a bit stressful. Sometimes it's just nice to let go and just follow the flow :)

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Renee Alexis Taladua, 25, is a licensed metallurgical engineer who has left the field in search of a more fulfilling work lifestyle. She has a great love for books and new adventures. Her Goodreads profile suggests that her taste in books vary over time, depending on her mood and her current life situation.

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