March 15, 2022 2 min read
Are you overthinking it?
It’s hard to realise if you are overthinking when you are in the middle of it.
Also, how are you supposed to come up with an answer without thinking about it.. right? We think it helps, however it actually might not help as much as you think.
“Analysis paralysis” is real. The more you think about a problem, the worse you feel and this makes it hard to take any positive actions as the thought will have clouded your judgement.
When you’re overthinking, you’re either thinking about the past or worrying about the future - in a negative way.
Overthinking means you’re dwelling on the problem, while healthy problem solving means you are thinking about a problem when you need to and coming up with possible solutions. Self-reflection is also different, as this would help you gain new perspectives, instead overthinking often means considering what you don’t have control over, which doesn’t give us any insight into the problem at hand. Time spent thinking is only productive if you are coming up with creative solutions and learning from your own previous behavior.
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