Over-thinking, also known as rumination, refers to those repetitive thoughts that keep playing in your head, such as "Everyone thinks I am an idiot," or "People must see how anxious I am." Use the tips below to help manage this type of thinking.
- Write it down: Keep a journal to keep track of when, where, why, and how you ruminate. This means writing down and keeping a record of any time you have negative thoughts or self-talk about the present, past, or future. Are you a late-night worrier? Keeping track will help you identify patterns, which is the first step to getting thoughts under control. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Verywell Mind.