A positive to overthinking

I am an overthinker. Perhaps you are too? I guess being an overthinker has contributed enormously to my struggles with anxiety, but as with everything else there is a positive aspect to it, sometimes we just need to look harder.

We are able to use characteristics, which has diminished our quality of life dramatically, to bring about positive change. Once I get an idea in my head, whatever it is about, I can’t stop thinking about it for hours, sometimes even days. I go over it again and again and again. It becomes an obsession, but one that I don’t act on straight away (thanks to my anxiety, I’m too scared too!).

When we become consumed by a thought, we tend to obsess on one, single point, but if instead we think through a scenario, from start to finish, perhaps we can start to make some progress.

If we can alter our mindset, just slightly, then we’re on to a winner. If we can shift our focus onto thinking of ways to improve it, perhaps by looking at it from a different perspective, or by planning for what can go wrong, then we can be ready for people’s reactions when we share our idea with the world.

 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Great suggestions! I deal with anxiety and overthinking too. I love your outlook on everything. Thanks.

    1. M_McKeen says:

      Thank you! It’s just a little something I like to tell myself every now and again. It’s proof that there is always a silver lining! 🙂

      1. Very true! There is ALWAYS a silver lining.

  2. Cezane says:

    Beautiful thought, couldn’t agree more brother! – Cezane

  3. There is so much truth here. Sometimes overthinking can feel like a burden that’s thrusted on me – like I can’t control it. But it is nice to think of it like an opportunity to improve on an idea..

    Great Post. I enjoy your writing style. Following you now. 😛

    1. M_McKeen says:

      It’s just trying to look at it through a positive perspective. Thank you, that means so much to me! 🙂

  4. bagofnerveslady says:

    I wish there was a ‘love’ button.

    P.S. I have finally replied to your email
    x

    1. M_McKeen says:

      Thank you! That’s so nice to hear! 🙂 and so have I! x

  5. darkdelilah says:

    I am too (: xx

    1. M_McKeen says:

      It’s nice to know I’m in good company! 🙂 hope you’re doing ok?

      1. darkdelilah says:

        I’m doing really good thanks, on holiday next week so I’ll hopefully have more time to catch up with everyone. How are you doing? xx

      2. M_McKeen says:

        I’m pleased to hear it. Have you got anything nice planned? I’m ok thanks, I’ve had a few days off this week but haven’t really done much, still nice to have the time to relax and read my book though! 🙂

      3. darkdelilah says:

        Hope you’ve been okay and enjoyed your days off 🙂 xx

      4. M_McKeen says:

        Yes thanks, it’s always lovely to have a little time off this time of year, especially with the weather we’re currently having! How was your holiday? I hope you’re doing ok 🙂

      5. darkdelilah says:

        The weather has been lovely, my holiday wasn’t how I expected it but I’m okay now xx

      6. M_McKeen says:

        How come? You ok?

  6. darkdelilah says:

    I’m fine just everything’s been going wrong! New week though so hopefully that’ll bring better times 🙂 xx

    1. M_McKeen says:

      I’m sorry to hear that, I hope things work out soon for you! Take care 🙂 x

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