Outsmarting Your (Overthinking) Brain

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If your brain is anything like mine, it likes doing brain things — as in, thinking. And if your brain is anything further like mine, it likes doing its brain things in excess — as in, overthinking.

Overthinking is when you put an excessive amount of mental effort, analysis, and thinking into something, be it the question of what to eat for lunch or whom to marry. While excessiveness is difficult to…