Are You an Overthinker?

Wondering if you are an overthinker?

Overthinking is common among anxious, perfectionists. It is obsessive thinking or ruminating.

People who overthink feel like their brains won’t turn off. They are constantly questioning, second guessing, evaluating. So much so that they create “analysis paralysis”, or the inability to make decisions.

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Overthinkers prefer that someone else make decisions. They feel they don’t even have an opinion on small matters such as what they want for dinner. It’s easier for over-thinkers to let someone else decide.

Even after agonizing over choices, overthinkers tend to regret their decisions.

If you have insomnia, overthinking is often the culprit. It’s hard to calm your body and mind when your brain is in hyper-drive.

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Sharon Martin, a counselor and therapist in San Jose, specializes in helping you decrease stress and anxiety in order to create a peaceful and balanced life. Sharon provides counseling to adults and teenagers to help them heal, succeed, and grow happiness. She has had a private psychotherapy practice in Campbell for the past 15 years where she is available for counseling and coaching. Sharon is also the author of Setting Boundaries Without Guilt: A Workbook to Move You From Doormat to Empowerment.

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