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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