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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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    I Worry

    I worry about things. A lot. Whenever something starts to go wrong for me, I always imagine the worst case scenario. When things start going bad, I imagine them worse. I'll take things, and blow them out of proportion. I'll imagine far off possibilities that will most likely...
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    I'm Not Sure Who I'm Meant To Be?

    Right now  life its self is at a stand still, on the brink of changing into something unrecognizable. I'm unsure if really its under my control? How am i meant to act towards different people in my life, i have so many characters. putting on a happy act is no longer...
    atashi atashi 16-17, F Jun 14, 2010

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    Too Much For My Own Good

    I used to over think and over analyze as well; maybe not as much as many people do; but still too much for my own good. Now I just let things be; I have no power over anything in my life so my over analyzing always led to depression.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2010

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    Some might think that over thinking helps in

    finding various solutions to problems of great difficulty. Well, for me, over thinking is a problem. When a friend decides to act differently, I start to doubt that friend, even if they deny it. I'm scared that they'll find me annoying or worse. I'm scared that one day, they'll...
    Teleport98 Teleport98 13-15, M Feb 1

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    All The Time!

    Absolutely anything that anybody says to me, I'll overanalyse it. Even comments on this site, actually. I can dwell on things for weeks when, in the end, there was really no need to have done.
    AKQJ AKQJ 18-21, F Jul 13, 2011

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    I Think Too Much

    I think way too much, I really need to change. I'm scared if I don't I may become depressed and also I will lose the few people I have around me due to my bad moods. I would never normally, but I had started reading a self help book, I really hope this works, I don't want to turn...
    Cappuccino123 Cappuccino123 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    I met this guy in late November

    and we talk (as friends) every single day since the time we met , for HOURS . We would talk from 9am to 4am about everything under the sun . We have almost EVERYTHING IN COMMON. When we hang out it's never a dull moment ! Like I really considered him like a brother, he'll come...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    High Rpm

    I've improved over time but still think and analyze more than most. Analitical for sure, but time and burnout has forced me to slow down a bit for self preservation. Times of waking up with solutions to problems the night before. My mind racing to analyze peoples's true...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Too Much

    It's stressful, but it's a habit. I cant just not do it and still feel normal or okay. I think it has become like a compulsion.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Never Ending Quest For Smiles!

    My whole life I'm unable to be exactly decisive because I constantly think about every possible outcome in all possible views and understand each one with so much excitement and am dying to share with others who ultimately tire of my never ending madness start to give that you...
    Learnfromyou Learnfromyou 26-30, F Mar 25, 2012

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    Hi everyone. So I was best friends with these

    group of girls through middle school and sophomore year of high school. I stopped being friends with them because they were fake, they talked about each other and always wanted to put me down. They copied everything I did and used me. They were the type of girls that had to...
    sayskaef sayskaef 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I Fight It Though

    If someone says a specific thing, i think and analyze it for hours and hours, without reaching any conclusion... >.> sometimes being like this is pretty bad. But some other times it's kinda good.
    rachelness rachelness 18-21, F Jan 8, 2011

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    I Think I Need Help :(

    It's such a tiring thing to have to do all the time but I can't help doing it :( Here's an example: today someone who was really nice to me yesterday was a bit cold today...my response was to immediately think that I had done something wrong, that he wasn't interested in me...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    I dislike how I let the littlest things bother

    me. Like why do I have to make everything a big deal? I get upset about someone because of the tiniest things. Am I normal?.
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I Over-analyze My Feelings

    I constantly wonder if what I'm feeling is really what I'm feeling or if I'm just lying to myself. I have no idea how to fix that problem. At all. I tell myself not to over-analyze, but the question is already there, and I have no way of absolutely finding the answer as...
    SacchrineSmile SacchrineSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2010

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    I tend to overthink way too much.

    When i'm with the person i like (nobody knows), i overthink a smile, a hand gesture, a look which most of the time means nothing at all.
    coldplayx2 coldplayx2 18-21, M Dec 4, 2013

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    I drive myself crazy overthinking

    and overanalyzing every situation and relationship in my life. If I don't hear back from people quickly, I immediately assume that I did something to make them angry or to screw something up. It keeps me up at night sometimes.
    waiting4mylife2begin waiting4mylife2begin 31-35, F Feb 23

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    Related Experiences

    I overthink so much that I start picturing situations that never happened. Sometimes these situations make me really mad or cry. But that only happens when something makes me angry...
    Stayhopeful79 Stayhopeful79 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Some things happened to me. Yes, it's plural. These things were absolutely terrible, but I shall not write a book by explaining them. You reflect and start to overthink. That sense...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    My mind literally never stops wandering... I go from one thought to another , then one idea to the next. It's a good and bad thing, especially when I keep thinking about someone...
    lovechristina lovechristina 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I'll overthink something that's good so much that I'll make it bad and idk but I just do. i think I have problems, too much of them in fact.
    JuanitaaLovee JuanitaaLovee 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I hate overthinking, once I think of one mistake I've made then I overthink everything, I look back on people who have walked out of my life and thought every thing I've done wrong...
    Blueeyedprincesss Blueeyedprincesss 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I was overthinking about overthinking,and suddenly;BAM ! I was over,thinking...
    lanamills lanamills 18-21, F a week ago

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    This describes me. All I do is overthink. I think about everything that's wrong in my life, and it suffocates me. It doesn't allow me to think of the positive. I've just recently...
    sameepilolli sameepilolli 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I can't sleep right now because I'm overthinking. I do this all the time. I manage to find something to worry about, and obsess over it, to the point where I'm wide awake, when I...
    captainmerelycurious captainmerelycurious 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    There's this girl I know she's so beautiful her brown eyes her beautiful hair and she is soo gorgeous and I love her and she says she doesn't want anyone but me back but I feel so...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Overthinking 😩 wish my mind would stop doing this to me
    kaaigee kaaigee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    You know that moment when you overthink so much, for days and days, continuously, until you just wake up one morning, depressed and brain dead, unable to master enough willpower to...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't stop overthinking.. What do I do?
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So all weekend I was literally on overload thinking about what someone thought about me after reading something. And then seeing them today before actually seeing them I had a mild...
    Smiles1997 Smiles1997 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** Im overthinking a situation that might not cen be real Jealousy Anger Sadnes Uncertainty...
    yukihiro yukihiro 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1.) I am 16 going to be turning 17 in October. 2.) Junior in High School. 3.) Really short only 5 feet tall. 4.) favorite color is PINK 5.) I love love love shopping 6.) I love...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Maybe it's the anxiety disorder, but i flip out over everything. I have crazy thoughts and process every possible or impossible way of things going terribly wrong at every moment...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I keep thinking about everything that could've been.. About things I want to tell him.. Things I want to do.. Then I realize it's not a good idea and it's just an ongoing dilemma.
    Fani101 Fani101 18-21, F a week ago

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    Yet again- can't stop. Today is my first day back with my new trainer and I am so nervous. I've been shaking all day and have horrible anxiety/ why do these little things I should...
    sameepilolli sameepilolli 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Please mind my english, english is my second language 1) i am a man, single, not married 2) gay in closet 3) short, not good looking, average body 4) I'm a doctor, but i hate my...
    Ahmadkz Ahmadkz 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Just recently ( last few months ), I faced this. I wasn't sleeping very well at all. I had just broken up with someone I do dearly love, and was always reviewing things in my...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jun 30

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    To be honest, it's actually the worst. Everything you do, every choice you make, will come with these negative thoughts that pollute your mind and keep you from wanting to do...
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Life...I think I'm doing it wrong. Bad decisions and stupid inaction. I push myself to try things, learn them, but I feel empty. I wish there was a manual on how to live. I keep...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Every tiny detail I pull apart and then put it back together and pull it apart again over and over my head hurts I sick of going over the same things again and again sick of being...
    milichja milichja 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Even the simple things bug the hell out of me. I think I got it from my mom. Oh genetics.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    1. i have eye bags. 2. i can't sleep well every night. 3. i tend to panic in front of many people. 4. i don't like being stared at. 5. i can open myself up to anybody. 6. i am a...
    ilovecavies ilovecavies 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I need some help, really badly. First, I apologize if any of this has improper grammar or misspellings, I am writing this in a hurry. When I was a child, I was moved around a bit...
    LilMissStats LilMissStats 13-15, F Jun 28

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    When I try to explain things, I see things in my head, like past experiences, and I gotta write how I see it. It often comes out wrong, and people get the wrong impression, or...
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 Jun 26

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    The best advice anyone has ever given me when my world was falling apart, I was so lost in my own pain. I knew I had to pull myself together I just didn't know how. My Mother said...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jul 7

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    To Jenni and others: I have been an EP member for a long time now and have met so many ...some amazing, some not so amazing. Several have really come to mean a lot to me...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    When I pay attention to all of the good small things in life, I find that they far outweigh all of the negative, and it makes me feel much happier with a positive outlook. Most...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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