Overthinking Making You Anxious? Here Are 4 Signs That You May Be an Overthinker! by Dr. Sarah Allen
Do you find yourself reading too much into situations or spend too much time trying to make decisions? Here are four signs you are an overthinker:
- You Ruminate: This means you go over and over the same problems in your head. You pick over situations and conversations that could have happened last night or perhaps several years ago, or may not even happened and are unlikely to.
- You're Not Emotionally Present: Overthinking things can lead to you spending a lot of time in your head, which means you're not completely emotionally present when you are around others. If you are focusing on your thoughts rather than the person in front of you, it can make them feel that you are not interested in them or what they are saying to you.
- You Don't Sleep Well: Another sign is that you are sleep deprived because your ruminations are stopping you falling asleep or are waking you up in the middle of the night.
- You Let Your Anxiety Hold You Back: You really know that overthinking is holding you back when anxiety prevents you from doing things or moving forward in your life. Usually this involves thoughts about all the things that could possibly go wrong.
Read about how to stop overthinking!