I am a major overthinker and it affects every part of my life. Being an overthinker is so exhausting. I constantly think and re-think everything I do and say and write. I lay awake at night replaying conversations over and over in my head. Should I have said something different? Should I reply to that text? Did I offend someone? I will read and re-read a text or other type of message and analyze everything about it. Just recently, I deleted an entire text chain because I would not stop looking at it and reading it repeatedly. Does anyone else deal with this issue? Is it just me? How do you break the cycle?
Some ideas I have come up with so far:
- Redirect my thinking. When I find myself overthinking something, make a conscious effort to stop and focus on something different.
- In addition to deleting the text chain, I’m considering deleting the contact information of the person from the text chain I mentioned earlier. This is to keep me from obsessing endlessly and being tempted to carry on a pointless conversation. A one-sided conversation at that-since they didn’t respond to my last text.
So, is it just me? Do you deal with this type of overthinking situation? It’s like being stuck in an endless loop! How do you break that loop, how do you get out of it? Share your thoughts and ideas!