How can I stop thinking too much?

Are you worrying too much? Therapist explains how to stop

Anyone who constantly thinks about all possible and impossible situations will be familiar with sleepless nights.

If you keep brooding, it is difficult to get rid of this behavior - even if it would actually be an advantage. If you keep tossing around in bed because you can't sleep because of all the brooding, you tend to panic yourself and always assume the worst, then you should start to change the way you think.

As an article in the US business magazine "Inc" reveals, significantly more people are brooding than you might have thought.

It is perfectly normal to worry about different situations. It becomes problematic, however, when your life is impaired by constant reflection. This is the case when your mood suffers because you keep thinking about negative situations, cannot sleep, because you brood so much, or when you find it difficult to concentrate on other things.

Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, told Inc that brooding people have two thought patterns: ruminating and worrying. While past situations are analyzed again and again when ruminating, constant worry concerns situations that are still in the future. Both thought patterns prevent the person from being able to live in the here and now - and being happy.

If you recognize yourselves in it, you don't have to worry even more than you already do. Amy Morin explains that there are some tips on how to stop worrying too much.

Psychotherapist explains how to stop worrying too much

Psychotherapist explains how to stop worrying too much

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  • 1. Realize that you are thinking

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  • 2. Challenge your thoughts

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  • 4. Use exercises to learn attention

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  • 5. Change your mindset

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  • 6. Schedule fixed times for reflection

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This article was published by Business Insider in November 2019. It has now been reviewed and updated.