So you overthink… a lot.
You overthink what you said, how you said it, what they’re thinking about what you said or how you said it, what you should have said instead, maybe even the person you should be instead. It feels bad when you leave a social situation or interaction because of all the rumination, self-doubt and self-criticism that goes through your brain immediately. It also makes it so you feel anxious going into most social situations because you’re afraid of coming across the wrong way, or looking awkward or uncomfortable and you don’t know what to do.
So, here’s what you can do:
1. You can start to notice what types of situations or interactions cause you to overthink the most, and then get curious about why it happens in those situations and with those people.
2. Learn these Cognitive Therapy Skills taught in this talk to learn how intervene in your brain when you’re starting to overthink, and redirect your brain to more healthy, helpful and productive thoughts.