But overthinking and worrying can take a serious toll on your mental wellbeing and can elevate stress levels and cloud your judgment.
If you’re now realising that you are a chronic overthinker then good news! You weren’t born an overthinker – this is simply a pattern to your behaviour that can be just as easily unlearned with a few helpful tips.
In fact, overthinking isn’t entirely a bad thing, as those who overthink are likely to be more sensitive than those who don’t. They have more active brain circuitry and higher levels of neurochemicals in areas related to mental processing, which means that their minds not only take in more information, but also process that information in a more complex way. This becomes an issue however, when one allows it to get out of control and becomes too overwhelmed.