Not all overthinking is bad. Everyone overthinks things from time to time. In fact, some overthinking can even be positive or pleasurable, such as a heart-fluttering new romance or an upcoming holiday. However, if all that self-talk is negative and causes you to become anxious and depressed, then it is time to take a look at how to rewire your thinking in order to calm your mind and emotions.
When people ask the question, “Should I be concerned about my overthinking?”, the answer is, “Yes, if it is thinking that gets in the way of your ability to function,” says psychologist Gwendoline Smith, who is the author of The Book of Overthinking: How to Stop the Cycle of Worry – a guide to understanding what is really going on in your head with strategies to rewire your thinking and improve how you feel.