When it comes to thoughts, you may either think too little or too much. Conventional wisdom says that both the attitudes cause trouble to you. With the popularity of Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, which was published in 1948, overthinking was considered an undesirable trait and not recommended for people who wanted to be happy. Naturally enough, you still find a lot of advice on how to stop overthinking and get on with your work or life.
New research in psychology has shown that our brain is wired to overthink and there are some positive benefits obtained from overthinking. If you are in the habit of overthinking, don’t despair. It can sometimes help you with your work, innovation or studies.
Here are a few positive ways to use your overthinking habit