WHY DO WE OVERTHINK?

 

Writing these kind of posts always feel really therapeutic to me. It’s like I have all these thoughts jumbled around my head and putting them into words on a page makes me feel better about things.

With all that in mind, I wanted to talk about over-thinking. 

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This is something I’ve done forever. So much so, it feels natural to me. It was only once my other half said ‘why do you even think about these things’ that I realised that maybe, it wasn’t a good thing!

If I’m anxious about a certain thing coming up, chances are I will lose sleep, predict what will happen and imagine dramatic scenarios for about 2 weeks PRIOR. What a waste of useful energy to harbour.

AND then went the actual event comes up? I’ve built it up SOSO much in my head that it feels about 100x the thing it should be.

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Don’t get me wrong its SUPER hard to stop old habits, but lately when thoughts have been appearing about my anxieties, I’ve STOPPED, took a deep breath and tried to live in the moment. After all, this present moment is the only thing we can be sure about! <3

I’m not perfect at it, but I’m trying.

 

 

Do you suffer with overthinking?

 

 

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  • Oh god, I do this all the time! When you are a natural overthinker it’s really hard not to build things up in your head and obsess about every little aspect of them, but like you I am trying to stop doing it!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • I know, it’s almost like it’s in our genes! xx

  • OMG yes i am an over thinker kinda person. My brain seems to working like 1000 miles per second because I am overthinking to much on certain things. Sometimes is hard to stop doing it though, but well we learn to control it .

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexanda.blogspot.com

  • I also love these posts Natalie! It is so good to have a lil chat about things like this – we are always in the same boat! It has taken me years to work on my habit of overthinking. I started to realise that there was no point getting anxious about a situation I can’t control… I think I will always have to work on it though! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • Yesss, I think I will always have to work on it too! x

  • I have definitely overthought things, but suddenly few years ago I realised that if things are out of my control there really is no point of stressing over them. Once I realised that I have been calmer than ever 🙂

    Lii
    https://byliil.wordpress.com/

    • That sounds amazing! I’m quite a control freak in certain situations I’ve found, so it can be hard! x

  • Diana Maria

    It is so difficult to stop, but I think realizing that you’re overthinking in the moment helps heaps! I am currently working to manage my anxiety, and for the first time I’ve learned how to let go and let things flow- what a change it’s been! Thank you for sharing such a personal post Natalie xx

    Sending love & light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank YOU for always leaving the most supportive comments! You are awesome xx

  • Overthinking is something I do all the time. It’s exhausting, especially if you’ve dragged it out over a couple of days. Glad you’ve found a way to try and keep it at bay. I agree with taking a moment to take a deep breath and live in the moment. I always try to take my mind off of things by going out for a walk or sit down to read with a cup of tea which sometimes helps 🙂 x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Yesss I totally agree! Tea is amazing 🙂 xx

  • Overthinking is the worst and I’d hate to think how much time I actually waste doing it 🙁 xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

    • NatalieLeanne

      I know, I totally feel the same! Such a waste of good time x