Is overthinking bad for you

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Is it a bad thing to think too much? I think a lot and feel i over-think because I dont want to miss anything. Do you feel its bad or good? Is it something that happens to our generation?
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To be honest every time I over think the situation just gets worst
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^^ This

It's a good thing to think before you do something but overthinking can drive someone crazy and skew things out of proportion. Best just to take things at face value and move forward. I tend to overthink things if I'm bored :P
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Not healthy tbh
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I otherthink, but mainly regarding philosophy and religion, which is both positive and negative (I will not explain this further, though, unless I'm asked to). Generally speaking, I sometimes overthink things - I set goals for myself, or think about things that I want to happen or do; I end up spending so much time thinking, that I have even less time to do these planned things or do the things that will facilitate the acheivement of my goals - the trick is setting up one's brain so that one can do, rather than just think.
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I've been over thinking about over thinking again...
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Its just the case or overthinking to the point to talk yourself down of the things you want to do, like something you might enjoy for example playing the piano. You talk yourself out of it because you think "what if i dont like it? do i really want to spend that much on lessons or a piano, where will i find a teacher? male or female? female because I am girl, but what if she`s mean? do i really to go through that hassle? what would do with this? I will never be good so why try- THINGS LIKE THIS.
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Well it can be good or bad. But I do know one thing for certain.
People overthink so they expect what will happen within their calculations, they will not be perplexed/scared even if they are doing something horrible, but if something unexpected happened most will be ******** themselves.
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(Original post by chocolatesauce)
i've been over thinking about over thinking again...
thinkception :d
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At what point does thinking became 'over'?
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I know exactly what you mean, I tend to over think when I am about to take a very important decision which is probably understandable but it is not always necessary.
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(Original post by moment of truth)
I know exactly what you mean, I tend to over think when I am about to take a very important decision which is probably understandable but it is not always necessary.
apparently you make the best decisions when you're angry
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(Original post by Regency)
To be honest every time I over think the situation just gets worst

(Original post by bingbashbosh)
^^ This

It's a good thing to think before you do something but overthinking can drive someone crazy and skew things out of proportion. Best just to take things at face value and move forward. I tend to overthink things if I'm bored :P
This.

Overthinking is not good for the mind, it is very unhealthy.
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At what point does thinking became 'over'?
When you realise you constantly and unnecessarily do it. but you cant stop because you dont want to be the one having regrettable things in the past
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(Original post by meenu89)
At what point does thinking became 'over'?
This must've sounded funnier in your head where it should've remained.
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Yes, often a situation can seem very simple and on second thought be incredibly complex, and yet had you only known of the simplicity of the situation you could have mastered it, you can see this manifested in quite a lot of phobias actually, a fear of heights concentrating on the thought of falling rather than on something else.
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I over think almost everything, don't know whether its good or bad.
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I think media has something to do with it. Think of the kind of debates that you see on TSR for example "is referring to girls as females creepy" I mean fair enough its a good question and my answer would be no because the word originates from science and is used as a general term for girls/women/mistresses etc + its better than hoes. BUT when you click on the debate you are blasted with tons and tons of information and perspectives for such a (in my opinion) a relatively simple question. You dont need to think that much for a question like that.

This is something that shouldnt be debated but nowadays err-thing you hear or see that is even remotely controversial id blown-up that I think we lose focus on what should be thought of in detail and what shouldn`t.

Very soon there will be nationwide discussions on whether or not supermarkets should sell ice-cream
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Oh I am guilty of overthinking.

I don't know why I do it as it doesn't put me at ease or make me more confident in my judgements, but I feel a need to ensure that I've weighed up every aspect of a situation.

Unsurprisingly I'm quite the worrier as well.
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I do it all the time. The problem with over thinking is that it causes you to think in cycles/keep doubting yourself, and there's no end. This should happen/I should do this --> but what if --> but then again --> no, this --> but wait...

It's very hard to come to a conclusion this way.
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