Coping with Overthinking
Are you someone who thinks too much or keep thinking for too long? Though it’s natural as a human being to think, re-think or think thoroughly to make judgements or take decisions. However, at times it becomes impossible to get something out of our head.
Over-thinking occurs more often during the night hours i.e. at the end of the day. The reason behind the same is analysis of the activities or happenings of the day.
We all indulge in over-thinking patterns at some or the other point in our life but when you feel stuck with every other thought, this pattern become problematic.
Problems caused due to over thinking include:
• All or none reasoning
• Catastrophic predictions
• Excessive self criticism
• Sleepless nights
• Negative self talk
• Self doubt
• Anger issues
Over-thinking can also be a sign of underlying emotional conflicts or psychological issues such as anxiety, insomnia and even depression.
Over-thinking is prevalent among young adults and comparatively rare among old adults. More than 70% of young adults feel stuck upon a thought and find it hard to move out of those thoughts. Also, women are found to be over-thinkers in comparison to men.