This is something I’m still personally working on. It’s more than being indecisive about where to park in an empty parking lot, or choosing something to eat from a decked out menu in a restaurant. It’s walking the fine line between caution and recklessness. It applies to so many aspects of life.
For example, right now I’m still toying with the idea of the dating apps and my friends are saying I’m overthinking it, I’m trying to jump to the end of the book before I even open it.
On one hand, Oprah says, “Fear means ‘No!'”, but on the other hand, Nike says, “Just Do It”.
On one hand, COVID-19 quarantine time means no pressure to meet up physically, but on the other hand, I cant imagine adding more people to interact with than who I interact with now already!
Definitely overthinking this. I agree.
How do you pull yourself out of an overthinking spiral? Fear is holding you back and you might just be looking for some kind of sign to justify the risk you feel like you’re about to take.
There are some things you can jump in and test the waters without consequence. If the dating app thing doesn’t work out just come back off and continue life as you were before. Nothing to lose right now, right? This overthink isn’t all about me though. I know there are some people looking to make serious connections and I don’t want to be one of those people wasting their time being unsure. In that case, the best thing to do might be to lay those cards out on the table up front and see what happens.
Good luck to my fellow overthinkers! Be brave sometimes, weigh your risks, pros, and cons, and jump in.