Hi! I would like some advice on something.
Basically in these past few months, I've been really struggling with overthinking, to the point that I nearly overthink about anything I do.
I do want to speak to people I'm comfortable with but then I feel like I'm a burden which honestly just makes me more worried.
Is there any advice that you could give me to help deal with these in a more healthier way?
I have GAD and also struggled a lot with overthinking - especially when I was on a medication that made my anxiety worse. One thing I found while trying to deal with it myself was that a lot of CBT exercises have you challenge the content of the thought, it seems to skirt around the source of it. I've found for me that CBT exercises like reframing still help in this more general context. When I catch myself overthinking, I try to figure out 1) some underlying "need" for the anxiety (perfection? fear of x? protection?) and 2) if the anxiety will help me. If not, I tell myself "thank you anxiety for trying to ______, I release you." It is one of those things that may not work at first, but slowly you should find that these thoughts that challenge your anxiety directly become a bit more automatic.
Also, I suggest getting professional help. Sometimes, it takes a trained professional to help you reframe your thoughts and sort through your anxiety.
I hope everything goes well!
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