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Overthinking

Brad66

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I am struggling today with overthinking big time. Stayed home from work and have been home along all day stewing in it.

I found this article which I thought was great:
https://www.headspace.com/blog/2017/06/01/stop-overthinking-start-living/

I really think overthinking is the main component of my anxiety that remains. I have accepted all the physical symptoms I just really need to work on overthinking.

Perhaps thought replacement will work now that I have a better hold on my physical symptoms. Its worth a try!
 

guitarman65

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I can say this my friend, overthinking starts pretty much all my anxiety! Haven't been able to control mine, but i know if i could, WOW! I think i would do jumping jacks! I'll be keeping an eye on any progress u have! Keep up the good fight, like all of us on here :)
 

Brad66

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I can say this my friend, overthinking starts pretty much all my anxiety! Haven't been able to control mine, but i know if i could, WOW! I think i would do jumping jacks! I'll be keeping an eye on any progress u have! Keep up the good fight, like all of us on here :)
Do you go through periods of overthinking or is it pretty much constant?
 

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I wouldn't mind my overthinking if at least half of it was rational. Everything I do I've already envisioned and usually I figure out a way to have the outcome be negative in some way. It also creates forgetfulness and shortens my attention span to be almost in the negative, if that's possible. I could go on about checking if I've latched the barn door like three times before I head back to the house and so many other things with OCD tendencies. Anyway, just agreeing that overthinking is so hard to control.
 

guitarman65

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I would say pretty much constant Brad. Seems like i do get a "lull" once in a while, but doesnt last too long. As soon as I realize it has eased, there it comes again! Very much like being married years ago! Lol
 

Brad66

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I would say pretty much constant Brad. Seems like i do get a "lull" once in a while, but doesnt last too long. As soon as I realize it has eased, there it comes again! Very much like being married years ago! Lol

Mine comes and goes. I'll go through periods of no overthinking. Lately with my job though I have a few weeks a month where I don't have a lot going on so I'll sit at my desk and just go to town.

I need to find more constructive things to do in those times to keep my mind from racing. I find that distracting myself with things to do works best. I can thought replace a few times but eventually I find myself ruminating.
 

Brad66

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I wouldn't mind my overthinking if at least half of it was rational. Everything I do I've already envisioned and usually I figure out a way to have the outcome be negative in some way. It also creates forgetfulness and shortens my attention span to be almost in the negative, if that's possible. I could go on about checking if I've latched the barn door like three times before I head back to the house and so many other things with OCD tendencies. Anyway, just agreeing that overthinking is so hard to control.

My overthinking is mostly all about anxiety. "Trying to figure it out" type thinking. Which rationally I know if counterproductive but I can't seem to shake it.

It's so frustrating bc like you said my rational part of my brain knows better.
 
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