Being an overthinker is not always a good thing. Actually, it's usually a curse.
We constantly sit back and think about the why's and the what if's. "What if I hadn't done that?", "Why did I just say that?", "Why am I so stupid?".
We don't like to socialize much because the whole time we're trying to analyze every single thing that other people are doing and saying. We want to be in the conversations but we're scared that we're going to say or do something wrong.
Sometimes we want to just pull ourselves out of our heads. It's like we need a vacation from ourselves. That's why we sleep so much. To escape.
Even though sometimes that's not even enough because we have vivid dreams and wake up covered in sweat and/or tears. Facing the world isn't as scary as facing our own thoughts.
You can't really escape your own mind, so you deal with it. Just put a smile on your face and hope nobody asks why the sparkles in your eyes faded away. Hope they don't ask why you seem so withdrawn and different from how you used to be.
Some people don't start out as overthinkers, they become one after experiencing trauma. Something happens that makes them start to question everything around them constantly.
Psychological situations alter how we see ourselves. If we let someone get inside our head and manipulate our emotions, we lose control of who we are. We let them take the reigns of our lives, so to speak.
It can be hard to get that control back, and even if we do, we're permanently changed. We second guess ourselves more than we ever did before. We fret over every and any decision.
Choices and decisions are what life is made of and we are all the authors of our own stories. Even if we think it's hard to make these decisions, we need to get out of our heads and learn how to cope with real life.
We are missing out on real life thinking up scenarios that have not even taken place yet, and may not ever even take place.