I mostly love being an HSP, from empathy to the joy of being able to help others. But, ONE particularly annoying habit of mine is Overthinking.
Questions like "Why did he/she say that?", "What happens if that doesn't happen?", or so many other similar questions take up so much of my mental space. I struggle a lot with overthinking, and it's super tiring. How do others cope up with Overthinking? Are there any tips you have to help with overthinking?
I do struggle with that as well. My mind goes into this mode of strategizing on anything, including conversations. I have my husband to help me with overthinking, usually just tells me to relax and don't worry about anything, but yourself and your loved ones. Be in the moment, don't think about the future, if it comes up then that's when you face it. Don't create scenarios in your head if it has not happened. It's tough breaking that because I have always used my "overthinking" to help me move forward in anything, but perhaps I have put myself into that mode a lot that I need to learn to be present. Hope that made sense. I hope we can find more solutions from others!
You're welcome! Yea he is the best! Have you tried meditating? I often meditate a lot if there's just too much on my mind. Observing the thoughts to see if they are helpful or not.
Im by myself in this home. Being both an infj-a as well as an empath. Sometimes when i get into this torturous hell over overthinking, i have an argument with myself. 99 percent of the time i cannot justify the topic i was overthinking. So i turn on some music distracting myself. Saying if these issues arise tomorrow ill deal with it. They rarely do.