By Barrie Davenport

relax-1 Sometimes I just get worn out from thinking.

If I’m not paying attention, I tend to be an over-thinker — I ruminate and play out various scenarios in my head past the point of it being productive.

This bad habit can make me agitated and anxious, especially when an answer or solution doesn’t emerge from all of my thinking. In the past, I’d just plunge back in, believing I hadn’t given enough thought to the situation.

Of course, cogitating beyond what’s necessary for analysis and good judgment doesn’t usually offer enlightenment or peace of mind.

Over-thinking zaps your energy, spontaneity, and creativity. It traps your mind on an endlessly spinning gerbil wheel, leaving you exhausted and stressed.

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