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Resources on overthinking

By Linda

Dwelling on an issue, turning it over and over in your mind can be helpful sometimes, but most likely leads to insomnia and a lack of productivity. These books might help!

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Do your thoughts race around your head? Maybe you have trouble sleeping as you keep minutely analyse the events of the day? Do you struggle to make a decision without first working through every possible scenario and then some? Then you are probably overthinking things.

Dwelling on an issue, turning it over and over in your mind can be helpful sometimes, but most likely leads to insomnia and a lack of productivity.  In the workplace or in a business this can lead to lack of progress and development.

This Harvard Business Review article sets out 3 Types of Overthinking and provides guidance on how to identify and overcome them.

Melody Whiting, author of the above piece also published an earlier piece in HBR, How to Stop Overthinking Everything and is the author of Trust yourself : stop overthinking and channel your emotions for success at work. Below you'll find this title, as well as some other relevant books.