One of the things that seperates Man from the animals is our ability to think things through in a logical and rational way before taking any course of action.
Although thinking has evolved to become one of mankind’s super power.It can just as easily turn out to become our kryptonite/weakness when we overdo it.
Overthinking becomes a problem when we exaggerate a problem out of proportion,creating issues where none exists.It has far reaching consequences when we let it get out of control.
Listed below are five reasons why overthinking things is hazardous to us :
When we overthink things.It causes us to freeze at critical moments when we need to be objective and clear headed to recognize and seize great opportunities when they present themselve to us.
Jealousy,insecurity, and animosity are all products of overthinking and it has caused a large percentage of marriages to end in divorce simply because those who suffer from it suspect their loved ones of either having an affair or falling out of love of with them when infact nothing could be further from the truth.
When the body and the brain refuses to go into sleep mode for hours because the mind is still stuck replaying incidents that happened previously during the day,weeks or years.
There are a range of health complications that are as a result of overthinking namely:
- High Blood Pressure.
- Heart disease
- Compromised immune system
- Mental illness
5. Costly Mistakes.
Mistakes that would not have escaped our notice,when our thoughts are ordered starts becoming more frequent.By the time we realize our mistakes it might be too late.