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September 10, 2018

9 Signs You’re Overthinking

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Overthinking: do you ever feel consumed by the voice in your head?

It can grip you and have you feeling like you are spiraling out of control with your thoughts…

Here are 9 ways overthinking shows up:

  1. Questioning or doubting yourself

“Did I make the right choice? What if I make the wrong decision?”

  1. Fear and worry

Playing out situations that might go wrong, feeling afraid to make a mistake, fail or do something that could have negative consequences.

  1. Confusion

A part of you is telling you to do one thing and another part of you is telling you to do something else. These two viewpoints are conflicting.  

  1. Indecision

Feelings of uncertainty hold you back from making choices.

  1. Not taking action

Overthinking can make it seem like you are accomplishing a lot when you are really just recycling similar thoughts over and over again.

  1. Constantly complaining

Telling others about what you don’t like or don’t have. Feeling disappointed or misunderstood often.

  1. Beating yourself up

Critiquing and criticizing yourself. Negative self-talk.

  1. Perfectionism

Over-analyzing everything and wanting it to be perfect and it slows down your productivity.

  1. Ignoring your instincts

Maybe you feel a little nudge or hear a whisper from your heart but ignore it and rationalize. 

You and I both know that life isn’t always peaches and rainbows, but overthinking only makes it more difficult to enjoy life and to take action towards your true desires. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have and when you learn strategies to improve your mind, you can transform your life.