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7 Psychological Reasons You Overthink Everything

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Over the years working as a psychologist, I see the following seven reasons show up over and over again among people who struggle with overthinking.Most people with a severe habit of overthinking developed the habit early in life, often as a child.

And they usually developed it because, at the time, it was the only way they had to deal with scary, difficult experiences.For example, as a child of an alcoholic parent, the habit of worrying obsessively about what would happen if dad came home drunk might have served a very useful function then of keeping you safe or out of harm’s way.But here’s the thing…The initial cause of overthinking is often very different than the maintaining cause.While it’s important to understand the origins of your.

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