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Rumination

If you're like most people, you've had the experience of obsessing over something stressfull that happend in your day. It may be a problem that replays itself in your mind over and over with no acc...

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Rumination: Why Do People Obsess Over Things?

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Understanding rumination

Rumination is compromised of two separate variables: reflection and brooding.

  • Reflection: The reflection part of rumination can actually be somewhat helpful as reflect...

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Rumination start innocently, it's your mind's attempt to make sense and move on form a frustrating situation. However, rumination can catch you in a circular, self-perpetuating loo...

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Stress

Studies have shown that rumination can raise your cortisol levels, signifying a physical response to stress resulting from rumination

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that ...

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Not suprisingly, rumination is said to have negative effect by producing a more depressed, unhappy mood. Not only is this unpleasent in itself, but from what we know about optimism and pessimism, t...

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While people may get into a ruminating frame of mind with the intention of working through the problem and finding a solution, research has shown that excessive rumination is associated with less p...

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Research has linked rumination with negative coping behaviors, like binge eating. self-sabotaging types of coping behavior can create more stress, prepetuating a negative and destructive cycle.

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Hypertension

A link also has been found between rumination and hypertension. Rumination may prolong the stress response, which increases the negative impact of stress on the heart.

Because of the health r...

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Overcoming rumination

So why do people obsess over things? It appears that different people obsess over things for different reasons, and some people are more prone to it than others. Some people want to make sense of a...

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Establish a time limit

It can be helpful to get support and validation from your friends, but too much dissucsion of wrongs perpetrated by other can lead to a dynamic in your relationships that's negative and gossipy and...

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Keep an open mind

It's suggested by more than a few therapists that what really tweaks us in others may be a mere reflection of what we don't accept ourselves.

when you think about what the other person did t...

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Create boundaries

Remember the wonderful phrase: "First time, shame on you; the second time, shame on me." It perfectly describes responsibility and the importance of boundaries, it allows you to us...

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Be conscious

Personal reflection can be a helpful way to process emotions and experiences, but it can be harmful to your mental well-being when it turns into rumination. If you feel like rumination is a...

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