Although overthinking may seem simple, it can have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health.
Have you ever noticed that you spend excessive amounts of time contemplating rather than acting? Do you frequently find yourself reflecting on a certain subject? Are you continuously fretting and having racing thoughts? This is what we refer to as an overthinking pattern, which does nothing but harm to our well-being.
Possible overthinking warning signs include:
- Dwelling on the past or current circumstances
- Making decisions that you later regret
- rehashing your errors in your head
- Bringing up difficult or unsettling conversations
- focusing on issues you can’t change, control, or improve
- envisioning the worst-case situation or result
- Taking your troubles out of the present and placing them in the past or future that cannot be changed
- “Running your list” as you attempt to sleep
- asking questions but never deciding or doing it.
Physical symptoms of Overthinking.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
- Changes in appetite
- Body pain
Warning – Overthinking itself is not dangerous, but it can lead to other serious mental problems.