“You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert.
I just had to pen my thoughts for the prompt, ‘Overthinking’ for this week’s Wicked Wednesday because I am most definitely the queen of that, sadly! I am a born worrier. It really makes no difference how many times I try to reassure myself or how many times you could try to reassure me but until I have dealt it, which most likely depending on what it is, will be forever anyway until I switch off.
I am the kind of overthinker who overthinks am I overthinking? Yeahhhhh, I am one of those. And believe me, I hate being that person. I really wish there was on/off switch for it because not alone do I drive myself insane, I drive others around me insane too.
I overthink what I write, though to be honest, I am giving less fucks about that lately. Not about what I write, I still want my readers to enjoy it. More ‘stop being so harsh on myself – I can write’ kind fucks. And now the irony is, I am overthinking those last two sentences but refuse to delete them… See less fucks 😉
I love being on social media – I love being social. The problem with me being on there is I overthink if every subtweet I read is about me. Just before I sat down to type this – I saw a tweet about someone retweeting a thread and wondered had I retweeted that thread. I find SM can spiral me down a rabbit hole, if I let it. I am learning how to switch off more though.
I will sadly never learn to switch off my overthink switch though and while 90% of the time it pisses me off, that 10% of me is happy it is there because it makes me, me!