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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 36-40, F Feb 23, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I currently have a "problem".

    I've already figured out a solution that is 100% foolproof but I keep rehashing it over and over in my head until it's all I'm thinking about. It's like it can't relax untilb it's done. I'll have a day (or 2 if I'm lucky) until the next problem comes along and I repeat the...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    That is when I am bored

    and no plans for the whole day.
    Joeysixx Joeysixx 26-30, M Aug 30, 2014

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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 16-17, M Feb 1, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Never ever will stop overthinking but lately my brain has slowed down in other subjects but I really need the overthinking to stop because it's making me depression
    stacyjean99 stacyjean99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I don't know if it's because I can't stop overthinking, or if it's because I'm afraid to stop overthinking.
    willibemissed willibemissed 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    i can't stop overthinking about what would happen if i come out to my family, actually i think that they will be shocked first and then they will start crying and tell me how gay...
    ghassenby ghassenby 18-21, M Jan 3

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    it's just me. my whatsapp isn't working currently and a friend of mine asked me what had happened(did I lose my phone?etc) I was offline for two days only and yet she noticed. she...
    kellyadele kellyadele 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Why? Why must I overthink everything? Why cant I just stop and enjoy love for what it is, rather than asking myself stupid questions?
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    At night is when I start overthinking the most.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I will start by stating what's the problem. I have a girlfriend u see. We've been dating for 1 year and 3 months now but i still cant get over the fact that she kissed another boy...
    Curlyadli Curlyadli 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I over think a lot. Most of the time I wish I didn't over think some things because I'll get mad or sad 😳😐😕
    PedroNune PedroNune 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    You know sometimes life is boring. I think that it is boring because everyone in my family avoids talking about things with me. It has been subtle but over the past 8 or so years...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    This is more DO the cutest things, as opposed to say because no words were said! My daughter, who's 4, loves playing with a pretend til (cash register in American) with pretend...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    These are some things I love: The first warm day in the spring. finishing a long run, Sunday mornings, bacon, the rhythm of ping pong, a good mystery, March Madness, Thanksgiving...
    KeithAtLarge KeithAtLarge 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    Here are some things I hate: Partisan politics, bureaucracy, speeding tickets, shopping, chewing noises, hero worship, ham, fear of failure, heights, commercial air travel, door...
    KeithAtLarge KeithAtLarge 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    I over think Zombies! How can zombies survive? Okay let's start with this: There's about 20 zombies. Zombies are hungry, right? They want flesh to eat. When they kill a human...
    MysteriousDragon MysteriousDragon 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hey. If anyone shares the same interests that i'm about to post about, feel free to talk to me. :) 1. My name is LisaMarie - but people usually just call me Lisa instead. 2. I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    All things come to an end. When things do we pick up and start new things to look forward to. To find the new things can be trying but they alway evolve. But on a better note...
    kerac kerac 51-55, M Jan 1

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    After several days of pulling away from my husband emotionally after our fight I decided to sit down and talk to him. I knew that he wasn't going to start the conversation and I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    My name is Faisal Aslam. I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I am Muslim and 22 years old. I have achieved a lot of things in my life. I am a student of Bachelors. I was hired as computer...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    If I could go back in time I would because I have messed up so many things that I wish I could do better and re do things that I should have done. I'm a hesitant person and...
    NoraGreyC NoraGreyC 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maybe I've been focused on the wrong things. Maybe I'm wrong, about all of this, about everything, what if I'm wrong, if so, what now ? Everything that shouldn't bother me, does. I...
    debonaireash debonaireash 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    There's lots of things I'd like to change, but realise that's impossible. I mean how to do change other people, making them more tolerant, open minded, less selfish... can't be...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Some things are better left unsaid. But sometimes those things are the hardest to conceal. Why does everything have to be so complicated? I just need to get it all out. There's so...
    EchoOfNamara EchoOfNamara 13-15, F Jan 1

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    Since I've already revealed some pretty sad things in my life, I wanted to take the opportunity to share the simple things I love and what make me happy. I'm a huge horror fan, I...
    BeccaLouise40 BeccaLouise40 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    1 of the things that I want to change about myself is to mind my own business. I realized how bad it is to involve myself to very bad situations. Like my best friend for instance...
    absinthe79 absinthe79 22-25, M Jan 10

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    5 Things I like: 1) Spending time with friends and family 2) Honest People 3) Comedy 4) Cooking 5) True Crime Shows 5 Things I dislike: 1) Manipulators 2) Bigotry 3) Abuse of...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I have left friends when they needed me. At the time, I was grieving for the loss of my father. I was called selfish for not babysitting my friend's child so she could nap. (I was...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I do stupid things that fck up good things really bad A few examples: - when a girl who's afraid to love gave me a chance ~I said some stupid things and now she's gone...
    FrazilSilver FrazilSilver 18-21, M Jan 20

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    1. I am completely silly, I mean absolutely bonkers. 2. I am a passionate person, in all I do and believe. 3. I am sensitive probably overly so...I feel it all... Sometimes it's a...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 20

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    1. I am Mónica 2. I love dogs 3. I dont have any brother or sisters 4. I call my dog: "bro" 5. I dance zumba 6.I do bodycombat 7 I am in the university 8. My friends say I laught...
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    This is a very true question that we should always remember. "True happiness come from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new." - Antoine de Saint...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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