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The downward spiral of overthinking

The downward spiral of overthinking

When we spend too much of our time analysing problems, we often end up with more questions than answers. Consistently overthinking can cause a range of symptoms such as insomnia, trouble concentrating and a lack of energy. In turn, it leads to further worries and finally becomes so unbearable that we look for ways to calm down.

Metacognitive strategies can help you reduce overthinking and help you realise that overthinking is within your control.

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The strategies we use to calm down often cause more harm and lead to more overthinking. Unhelpful strategies include:

  • Constantly looking out for threats: For example, in health, you look for signs of illness in excess, leading to more health-related concerns.

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