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21 Struggles Of Being An Overthinker

Worrying is your specialist subject.

1. Deciding what to wear is a difficult and complicated decision.

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This is because you have to think about what would look appropriate for everything you're doing that day, and what would be practical for all the different temperatures you will experience.

2. Leaving the house can also take years, as you have to check at least three times that you've turned the oven off and that you've remembered your keys.


You've called someone before and asked them to go to your room to see if you turned your straighteners off.

3. But then you can get so lost in your own thoughts that you completely forget something actually important.

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*Worries about being late four hours before you have to leave the house.*

*Misses crucial turning because you're too worried about going in for a hug or a handshake.*

4. You can worry about absolutely anything.


Being late? Check. Being too early? Check. Looking like you've thought too much about what time to arrive? Check.

5. If you have to have an important conversation you'll rehearse it in your head 100 times.


6. And yet no matter how many different possibilities you rehearse, it never comes out like you imagined it.

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7. You spend a large amount of time feeling like you've forgotten something.

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But somehow you never feel like this when you've actually forgotten something.

8. You can read hidden meaning into nearly every interaction.


You're in a constant state of being slightly offended and also worrying that you have offended someone else.

9. And conversations over text are even more of a minefield.


*OMG they haven't replied for 45 minutes, they must be angry about something I said, OR MAYBE THEY'VE HAD AN ACCIDENT.*

"Soz my phone died."

10. So you end up apologising a lot just to be safe.

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11. Being spontaneous is practically impossible for you.

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You feel a bit risky if you decide to do something big a couple of days in advance instead of a couple of weeks or months.

12. Going to sleep can be a problem because your brain will always find something else to worry about.

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Usually your brain is worrying about not getting enough sleep.

13. It takes a VERY long time for an embarrassing memory to turn into a funny one.


In fact you're still waiting not to cringe at that one thing you did when you were 12.

14. People sometimes assume you're pessimistic, but actually you just have a very active imagination.

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A very active imagination that sometimes imagines the worst possible scenario.

15. But sometimes you can think about something so much that you also end up imagining a ridiculously positive outcome, which will probably never happen.

For example if a date goes well, you could well end up spending the whole journey home imagining what their surprise proposal will be like.

16. You spend a lot of time staring into space.

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Which means sometimes you end up accidentally staring at someone, and sometimes you end up accidentally ignoring them.

17. Concentrating on one thing can be hard because you're always drifting off into your own thoughts.


You don't mean to not listen to someone, but it's hard to ignore your own brain sometimes.

18. You're an expert Facebook stalker.

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You can tell what every status ~really~ means, or at the very least you will have a theory about what every status means.

19. There is no worse feeling than getting drunk and not remembering what you said to someone.

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Because you will make up that you said something absolutely career-ruiningly, friendship-destroyingly awful.

20. You're not very good at big decisions.

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If it takes you 20 minutes to decide what to wear in the morning, it will be practically impossible to choose what university to go to.

21. You've had to come to terms with the fact that not everything has a hidden meaning, and you will make some mistakes.


And that's OK.

But if someone uploads a picture of a dog that's not theirs they are probably visiting their new girlfriend's parents' house or something.