We all have experienced sleepless nights when something is bothering us so much that it’s impossible to stop thinking about it. This disrupted sleep is not serious provided it does not repeat every night.
When experiencing successive sleepless nights over a period of time, worrying about things and how to resolve them, we might be developing a condition commonly known as Overthinking.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Huttman, Ph.D psychologist; “Overthinking is the process of constantly analysing one’s thoughts, including reflections which an individual is stuck mentally repeating their past or present resolutions and/or actions.”
If you have experienced thoughts and problems similar to the following, you might be a Overthinker:
As an overthinker you realise that over-analysing your past, present and potential future events has become the norm to the point it is annoying and exhausting to continuously live like this, day after day.
“Running away thoughts” start at night, when everyone else is sleeping. Your brain tortures you with the ”could have, should have, would have” of your life events
Let’s admit it, dealing with Overthinking is not easy. Many sufferers don’t even know how to stop overthinking as it becomes a part of us, something that we think is normal and “it is the way it is”. This approach is unproductive, time consuming and won’t solve your problems.
If you want to stop your overthinking, try following these steps.
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD, START LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE MAXIMUM AND FINALLY GET SOME SLEEP!
Enough sleep and regular physical exercise are essential for our health. Although everyone recognises this, it is not well known that the two activities influence each other.
In our latest blog we will explain how to get the most out of these two essential activities.