RUMINATIONS AND REPLAYS
Overthinking can be connected to pride as it is a desire to control every aspect of a situation or an unwillingness to let go of certain thoughts. Excessively dwelling on thoughts or over analyzing situations to an unproductive or unhealthy extent is overthinking. Overthinking can involve continuously replaying events, worrying about things you have no control over, and analyzing every detail of a situation.
What does overthinking look like?
- Rumination over and replays of past events or conversations,
- Worry: feeling anxious or stressed about what might happen or anticipating problems),
- Analysis paralysis: being caught up in excessive analysis of options leading to inaction or indecision.
All these things can be overthinking and hinder problem solving and decision making. Moreover, excessive rumination leads to confusion, doubt and lack of confidence. Anxiety, perfectionism, past traumas, low self-esteem are also culprits which give rise to overthinking.
If one has difficulty focusing on the present moment as they are constantly preoccupied with thoughts and concerns, they may be an overthinker. Managing overthinking involves strategies like mindfulness techniques, setting boundaries for thoughts, seeking support from trusted individuals. Developing self-awareness, practicing relaxation techniques and challenging negative thought patterns can assist in combating overthinking.
SCRIPTURE OF THE STRONG
“Fear you not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your Elohim; I strengthen you: yes, I help you; yes, I uphold you with My victorious right hand.”Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)