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An Ode To Overthinking

When I think, I think too much.

Things and situations, trials and circumstances …

They stay on my mind for far too long.

I’ll take something simple that I should hope for the best in …

But I analyze it instead.

I’m cynical and pessimistic; I see the worst in myself.

I ruin positive situations and strengthen the anxiety of negative ones.

I used to rationalize that I was saving myself from heartache.

If I don’t get my hopes up, I won’t be let down.

But if I’m always in the pit, will I ever see the light above me?

* * *

One day, I finally grew tired of hurting.

I saw that this isn’t who I am; it’s what I’ve become.

Negativity defined me in more ways than I realized.

It was how I was seeing myself and the world around me.

I wasn’t optimistic about anything anymore.

I thought that I was saving myself from pain by living in it.

Keeping your expectations low does not rescue you from heartache.

It creates a different kind of pain.

* * *

I’m done allowing myself to ruin the positivity in my life.

I’m going to be hopeful and optimistic.

I want to look for the best in people … including myself.

I want to forgive … AND forget.

This is a journey that I’m confidently beginning.

What is my goal?


Thank you so much for reading! The words I have shared with you above is the prayer that’s on my heart today. It’s a task that I’m taking upon myself and putting my all into because I want to be happy again. I want to be an optimistic, hopeful person, without investing all of my happiness in things that can change.

Being content with who I am, along with the way that other people are, is something I need to do. I can be excited for something without emotionally needing it to happen. I can smile at strangers and greet them without worrying if they’ll greet me back.

It’s a process, and I’m learning so much. ❤ I hope you have a beautiful day!

15 replies on “An Ode To Overthinking”

Coming from an over-thinker, this post if really helpful!!

Sometimes I think that I didn’t say the right thing an now everyone is gonna think I’m weird (not in a good way)… most of the time these thoughts pop into my head right before I fall asleep, which makes it kinda hard to fall asleep.

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Aw thank you, Rachel! I’m glad it could help. 😊

Girl, that’s me too! And the thing with it happening at night is so unfortunate. I don’t know why my brain dislikes me so much xP It’ll be like, “remember how stupid you were??” That’s why it’s hard for me to stop those thoughts sometimes, because they’re so condemning!

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Hey Maggie!!! That’s literally the best thing that I’ve read lately!! All of the words seemed like they were intentionally written for me, that’s how amazing it was! I always overthink, and make a situation worse. So I’ve decide to let things happen by itself without me thinking about it. I’ve started focusing on the little things, and making people happy! I also believe that we should look at the positive side of other people, and very importantly, OURSELVES !! Thank you for this wonderful post and for uplifting my energy! Keep doing more such posts! ❤️

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Apoorva, you have no idea how happy your comment made me! 💕💕 I haven’t been getting many comments on my blog recently, so your feedback means a lot to me. 😊 (It always has!) I’m so happy we’re both overcoming overthinking – it’s not a good thing to live with. That’s amazing! Yes, positivity is important.
You’re very welcome, I’m happy it could help you!


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