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Posted 4/8/17
Is it wrong to over think a lot? And I don't mean about one thing. It could be anything.

For Example:

Stacy is thinking really hard for an idea for a new novel. She continues thinking and ends up thinking so much that she is beaten down by her own thoughts that turn very dark and grim.


Pretty much Stacy's thoughts go from ok to just plain bad in a matter of minutes simply from her over thinking. Is this the result of her overthinking things or something else? What do you call this action?


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Posted 4/8/17 , edited 4/8/17
Absolutely. Overthinking causes unneeded stress in a lot of situations. It's better to try and think smarter, not harder, if that makes sense.
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Posted 4/8/17

YayForKittens wrote:

Absolutely. Overthinking causes unneeded stress in a lot of situations. It's better to try and think smarter, not harder, if that makes sense.


i agree with you
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Posted 4/8/17

YayForKittens wrote:

Absolutely. Overthinking causes unneeded stress in a lot of situations. It's better to try and think smarter, not harder, if that makes sense.


Let me just say this.




Thanks for letting me know.
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Posted 4/8/17 , edited 9 days ago
Overthinking often leads to ambivalence, not solutions. Overthinking is the same as ruminating when you know that doesn't lead you anywhere.That isn't a healthy state to be in; when your thoughts feel stuck and you're not getting any new ideas, shift your focus to something else. Putting new information into your brain does much more than thinking over and over again with the same information and circumstances.

"stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results."
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Posted 4/9/17
I think all of the time.. I analyzing things, way to often.. Been trying to think like Sherlock and Moriarty!


Posted 4/9/17
It can be too much thinking can cause unneeded stress and in some cases even make you ill.
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Posted 4/9/17
I think it would cause a lot of stress, so i guess it's bad
But if you're studying, i think it good
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Posted 4/10/17
Over analyzing is a wasted effort, just go ask or do whatever your curious about. Staring at and pondering accomplishes nothing,
Posted 4/10/17 , edited 4/10/17
I would say maybe/sometimes.

I remember taking exams in college and I would always think too much. I'd second guess the answer I selected or wrote. This would lead me to either rereading or redoing the problem entirely. When that happened, I'd change my answer most of the time and hope for the best. Sometimes the second guessing did help, because I would get the question right...but other times I wouldn't be so lucky.

Anyways, like users said above, it does cause quite a bit of stress....and that's no fun.
Posted 4/11/17
Yeah definitely, it's one of the reasons I could never properly grasp chemistry. For example, when doing calculations that involved a few simple operations I would add extra steps and utilise irrelevant information, complicating it in such a way that it almost always resulted in me getting the wrong answer. All because I thought it seemed 'too easy' and that there must have been some sort of catch, however in reality it was actually that easy.
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Posted 4/13/17
Yes it's bad, but how can you stop your thoughts?
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Posted 4/13/17
Thinking a lot isn't bad, but over thinking is.
It is counter productive because when you over think your mind can not process everything equally, leaving it difficult to retain all the thoughts or information, as well as giving you mental and perhaps even physical stress if it is bad enough.
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Posted 4/14/17 , edited 4/14/17
From experience I have made bad decisions from stressing myself out from overthinking. If I just chilled out and had a quick rational analysis I would have made better decisions.

So yes, it is bad imo!
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Posted 4/16/17
yes, but only by thinking too much can you find out for yourself
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