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How do you stop overthinking ? I’ve been overthinking the same topics over and over for months and I barely realize how bad it became.
I try to distract myself and keep myself busy but it’s difficult to me to stop overthinking, it became a really bad habit when I’m by myself. I’m also by nature a very stressed out / anxious person. I usually feel better when I’m around people, but Im the kind of person who can get into their thoughts very easily during a party, event or whatever.

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Read Seneca’s “Letters”. Helps a lot.

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My previous strategy was to wait it out. I actually don’t have any other strategies besides speaking with my therapist.

I know how tough it can be, I hope you do find some relief soon.

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Try grounding. It’s hard to overthink when you’re taking in the physical parts that are present, like the ground and chair underneath yoy

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I suffer from this too. The thing that helps me is to write out my racing thoughts in a journal. I find that after letting it out, the racing significantly decreases. My therapist calls this “letting the billy goats out” :)

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Thanks I’ll try to write daily to get rid of these thoughts ! It might help :)

I second this. Writing down my thoughts really helped me get over toxic overthinking after my last relationship. Also, it’s nice to be able to read and reflect on how you were feeling during those moments at a later time!

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It’s like I barely know how to live in the present moment

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Any tips for dealing with panic attacks (both in and out of work)? I’ve recently started a new job & it feels like I’m being swallowed up by my anxiety/panic disorder.

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I feel so lonely after moving across country. I spend most of my weekends crying. My therapist wants to put me on meds because I’m not getting better and maybe it will give me some space to go out and attempt to make friends. I dunno. I miss my old life so much.

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Hey all. 🥲 I just wanted to thank you guys for creating this safe space here where we can speak our minds and feel supported. I have been feeling awful with less motivation each day, but I can’t quit because I can’t seem to find another job (yet)! You’re not alone. Keep on chugging!

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I can’t believe we live for two days of the week. I can’t believe we have to feel the dread of Monday morning every week like we are stuck on this constant loop. Is this what life looks like? A constant loop of looking forward to two days of the week for eternity? I have a hard time believing I should feel like this. I play tennis throughout the week but I feel like weekday evenings are just a tiny escape from the daily pressure and stress.

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I can’t help but be constantly disappointed in myself and where I am at. I feel like I have bounced around from different entry/mid level jobs and still don’t know what I want to do with my life in my early 30s. I left a government job for a full scholarship to graduate school, we own a house and I have an amazing, loving spouse but I constantly feel like I’m bringing us down with how frustrated I feel by my career and inner struggles.

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Very anxious to be back at work. Sending good vibes to anyone out there who experiencing the same 🙏🏻

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How do you form close friendships as you get older?

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My boyfriend is an amazing person, so patient and understanding. But sometimes I can’t help my emotions and tend to cry every now and then. I’m afraid he’ll get annoyed at some point and I’ll push him away.

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Horrible afternoon. Any fish available to chat? 😢

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Has anyone developed eating disorder or similar because of this job?

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