I have decided to start a new series of writings…and I am going to name them “Diary of an OVERTHINKER”. Because if I can be completely honest with myself this is the reason why I am up at 2 am in the morning. So instead of tossing and turning all night, every night; I have decided to make good use of my time and make noise on my blog.
Well if you are reading, good luck because you have just gotten a front row seat to the show that my mind will conjure up on this page. And more pages to come because the “Diary of an OVER-THINKER” will be edited every night I cannot sleep.I have to try and figure out what will be occupying my mind during these ungodly hours.
I have tried all sorts of things; watch movies, series,chat for hours…but what happened to normal sleep? I was faced with that question earlier this week and I tried to answer it at the time and failed. I think I have finally figured it out and it is really not rocket science. So I concluded that I THINK TOO MUCH!!!! That is why I can’t sleep.
I have known this about myself for a while but it has never cost me my sleep. Now that it has started to, well I have to find out why I think too much. An over-thinker is according to me; someone who goes over something more than once after it has occurred, cuts it in half, then halves the halves and carries on until the thing is no longer unrecognizable. The Urban dictionary (I actually checked) adds that it is someone who thinks deeply about something…not sure about deep but there is a lot of thinking involved. In short I make a mountain out of a mole hill, all the time!!! I am sure one or two people who know me personally can testify loudly to this one. Anyway I am wondering if overthinking something will actually make that thing any more important or does it just magnify a thing for no reason? What causes overthinking? is it anxiety? fear of something?Is it obsessive behavior that makes someone cling to something for hours without letting it go? Are there any advantages to over-thinking? There is an actual page on Google that explains how to stop over-thinking which just makes it sound like a disorder and the fact that I know this is slowly starting to make me wonder.
“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.”
― Anthony Hopkins
From personal experience I think its WORRY and it is unhealthy. But I also know I overthink even when I am happy…so I just have an overactive mind then. When you have a million thoughts in your head with the way our brains work its normal right? I am no scientist but I think if the thoughts are not contained they can overwhelm the thinker.
Too many questions…very few answers. This is just a diary…don’t overthink it!!!
“This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the “over” and just think, then we could do, too. Only we’d be smarter doers because we’d be thinkers.”
― Sarah Strohmeyer, Smart Girls Get What They Want