Often Overthinking Midnight? Psychologists Tell How To Overcome It

Suara.com – Have you ever been unable to sleep because there were so many things on your mind? And you spend a lot of time worrying about it. If you do this condition often, you may be thinking too much or… overthinking.

Overthinking is basically a term when someone gives too much time and attention to overthinking things.

Dr Elena Touroni, consultant psychologist and co-founder of myonlinetherapy.com also says that people can overthinking about things that haven’t even happened yet.

“The way many people start overthinking by pretending to ‘prepare’ for a situation. While this is normal and can be helpful, when this preparation becomes obsessive, we may find ourselves in a phase of unhelpful overthinking.” Independent.

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Overthinking can also occur in the absence of other stimuli or disturbances such as when the mind is idle. That’s why the night is a vulnerable time for overthinking.

Overthinking illustration. (Pexels.com/Ron Lach)

In fact, just thinking a lot will not necessarily solve the problem. Thinking too much often means thinking too much about it, and going around in so many circles that you can’t take any action.

The effect on health, habits overthinking can trigger stress, difficulty sleeping, to mental health problems.

“Finding yourself unable to stop playing out imagined situations over and over again can lead to difficulty sleeping and difficulty concentrating on the actual situation you’re in. This in turn can lead to irritability, more stress, and anxiety,” he adds.

To overcome overthinking In this case, Touroni strongly recommends diverting attention, whether it’s taking it out on a hobby or exercising. Because that way, you really need concentration, so you can get rid of unnecessary self-destructive thoughts from your head.

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Next is practice mindfulness, which can be understood as ‘paying mindfulness and awareness to whatever we are doing in the moment.’


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