If you tend to overthink things, you’ll know it can be hard to stop dwelling on the same thing. Thoughts can go round and round your head without you coming up with a solution.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

For some, overthinking can become quite intense and it can result in them looking for answers and reassurance and involve excessive planning. So how can you stop overthinking? let’s look at this now:

  • Understand what your triggers are – Thoughts that attract your attention are known as “trigger thoughts”. These thoughts can have an affect on your body and mind. When you begin to analyse these thoughts they can start to overwhelm you, especially if you continue to fixate on them.

  • Understand what you can and can’t control – You don’t have much choice about what thoughts pop into your head, but you can control how you respond to them. You are capable of choosing not to engage in any trigger thoughts. Try to ignore them like you might ignore a phone that keeps ringing. 

 

  • Reduce and postpone your worries – Many over-thinkers are asked by their therapist to set aside some “worry time”. This worry time consists of 30 minutes a day where you can allow yourself to worry about things. Your thoughts might seem quite troublesome now, but will they still seem troublesome at 6pm when you can worry about them freely? Setting aside time once a day can help you to feel in control and less overwhelmed. 

Please note, the advice given in this blog is not a substitute for medical advice, it is merely a guide. If you find yourself worrying much of the time, it might be helpful to speak to your doctor or another mental health professional. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk