Thinking extensively about an issue or exhausting all possible angles of a scenario can eventually trap the brain in a continuous state of worry.
Here are several tips by Reader’s Digest on how to stop yourself from getting lost in a never-ending train of thought.
Be aware of when it starts
An important first step to put a halt to overthinking is to know when you are doing it. Take note when you notice yourself starting to feel stressed or anxious. In that moment, try to stop and take a step back to survey the whole situation.
By learning to become aware of when you begin to overthink, it will be easier to stop it from continuously happening.