*This article was originally published on Thrive Global
I admit, I think a lot. Often times I over-think, over-analyze, and over-complicate things.
I have on more than one occasion (or more like countless times) found myself spinning out of control in my own loop of thinking and finally collapsing from mental and emotional overload as a result of it.
Our rational thinking is important, isn’t it? Yes, it is, but the problem is that our thinking is not always rational nor correct.
On top of that, our thoughts often go unchecked and we believe them as if they’re true, wreaking havoc in our lives without us knowing it. We base our actions on our thoughts — what if they’re wrong?
Have you ever been in a situation where you thought someone was being a jerk and ignoring your text, only to find out later that you forgot to hit ‘send’?
Or maybe you thought your friends excluded you from a party only to find out that the email invitation went to the spam folder.
We make assumptions and conclude with limited information and perception, and sometimes we know that we made a fool of ourselves but a lot of times, we don’t.
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