Are you an over-thinker? Typically, over-thinkers struggle with making decisions, trusting their own judgment, relaxing and have high levels of perfectionism and regret.
10. Going anywhere new
New places and people kick up those fears of the unknown. If you don’t know what to expect, you’ll find more to worry about.
9. Choosing a new paint color
That wall of paint chips at the hardware store is completely overwhelming. What exactly is the difference between Antique White and Creamy White? They look the same to me. Or should I go with a green?
Waiting in a line or for a call/text provides more time to ponder everything that might go wrong.
7. Product reviews
Whether it’s Amazon, Yelp, or Consumer Reports, those product reviews really aren’t helping you decide. The more reviews you read the more confused you get.
6. Social media
Yup, social media is a breeding ground for overthinking, insecurity and comparison. Use in moderation.
5. Web MD
If you’re prone to anxiety, Web MD or any other online medical site is not your friend. You may find yourself scrolling through possible diagnoses for hours only to conclude you’re dying.
4. Cryptic messages
Absolutely anything that isn’t spelled out in minuscule detail can escalate overthinking.
3. Cheesecake Factory menu
Have you seen that menu? It’s longer than some novels I’ve read.
2. Falling asleep
As soon as your head hits the pillow, overthinking kicks into overdrive. Sleep is like an elusive lover.
And the #1 thing over-thinkers hate is…..
Meditation is the exact opposite of overthinking (which is why it’s such an awesome antidote). But it you’re not used to it, sitting quietly and trying to clear your mind is crazy hard.
I’d love to hear which of these is your #1 enemy. Let me know in the comments.
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