6 Ways To Stop Overthinking Everything

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Whether they’re beating themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday, or they’re fretting about how they’re going to succeed tomorrow, over-thinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts. Their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.

While everyone over-thinks things once in a while, some people just can’t ever seem to quiet the constant barrage of thoughts. Their inner monologue includes two destructive thought patterns — ruminating and worrying.

Ruminating involves rehashing the past. Thoughts may include things like:

– I shouldn’t have spoken up in the meeting today. Everyone looked at me like I was an idiot.

– I could have stuck it out at my old job. I would be happier if I would have just stayed there.

– My parents always said I wouldn’t amount to anything. And they were right.

Worrying involves negative–often catastrophic–predictions about the…

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