1. Only one negative thought can drive you crazy.
You’re on a vacation with your friends and you’re haveing a great team. Finally, you can relax and have fun. But just as you close your eyes while resting on the beach, you remember that unjust assessment that you got on your final exam. When such a negative thought passes through your head, it’s all over. Your brain shifts from one negative thought to another until you destroy every opportunity for happiness and relaxation.
2. You are a perfectionist.
Life is wonderful and exciting. But life can never be perfect without any flaws. It’s simply impossible. However, this idea is unacceptable for people who overthink everything. Those people are called perfectionists. You consider a major project presentation as failed just because you made a small mistake. Your whole night is ruined because you noticed that your clothes don’t look as good when you sit down. You spend your whole life thinking about the little things that you need to change to make life something that will never be, completely perfect.
3.You always focus on the worst case scenario.
You feel a bit tired at work because you had a stressful day, then the first thing you think about is how everyone will notice and you might lose your job then your mind immediately jumps to how your partner might break up with you if you lose your job, and so on. It is time to stop. People who overthink everything always focus on the worst possible scenario.You’re wasting time and energy on things that will never happen this keeps you from fully enjoy the small things that make life more beautiful.
4.You constantly compare yourself to others.
When you see a well dress person you will immediately assume that he is richer and smarter than you. Instead of focusing on making the most of yourself, you are haunted by the need to be better than others. And that is the recipe for alienation and resentment.
5. You don’t know how to accept a loss.
Normally it takes time to face and accept loss, but if you can’t let go of a friend you lost or a partner who left you, this will only cause headaches and exhaustion. You have to learn to go through things and leave them behind. This way you can admit defeat, and accept that not everything can go perfectly.