Overthinking can feel terrible, leading to anxious memories, stressful hypotheticals or negative thought patterns.
Your brain goes into complete, often irrational overdrive. Want to go to sleep? Your brain offers you an embarrassing situation to mull over instead. Your boss sends you an email asking if you can talk? You immediately start thinking of all the things you did to possibly get fired.
If this sounds totally familiar, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. And even better, the internet is here to chuckle about it with you.
Below are a few posts overthinkers will relate to on a deep level:
i have the day off if anyone wants to overanalyze and chill
— darren (@darrxn) June 5, 2017
*movie trailer voice*
IN A WORLD
DON’T REALLY MATTER
— Eileen M. 🌝’Connell (@i_Lean) June 1, 2017
In all seriousness, if you feel like your excessive worry is getting in the way of your everyday life, it might be worth seeking a little support. Stress is inevitable but extreme rumination isn’t something you have to live with. Don’t let your mind convince you otherwise.