...is thinking and feeling too much bad?

Philippines
February 7, 2012 2:42am CST
my friends often told me that I think too much and feel too much. I can often give numerous scenarios on a particular event - whether it is a future possibilities or the past what-ifs. I certainly agree with my friends that I do think and feel too much but I think (pun) that it has helped in various ways like anticipating events and problems in a particular action. I can evaluate whether I can do a particular task or abandoned it. what do you think?
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12 responses
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
For me it's not bad to be thinking and feeling too much. Maybe you are just analytic, and that is good. That means you commit less mistakes. You can be a good decision maker and manager. Keep it up but sometimes give yourself time to unwind and relax your mind and body.
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• Philippines
8 Feb 12
There are times when I was saved myself and my friends by thinking too much. I even went as far as considering a Plan A, B, C and many succeeding plans just to cover my bases or when a friend ask me to,. I guess the trait so natural too me that I don't bother much when I feel the need or when someone asks.
• Marikina, Philippines
8 Feb 12
It is okay to think and feel all the possibilities in the future or in the past. There is nothing wrong with it but “too much” is also dangerous. “Extreme” is not good and being “less” is also not good. I think we should also have a balance because we really do not know what future will bring to us. It says “Expect the unexpected”.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thanks for the reminder. I think I'm still in the moderate range, since I am not so obsessed and thinking about it all the time (i have work, friends, family and chores as my faithful distractions). I will heed your advice about the balance because they might be instances that I'm overdoing it.
• Marikina, Philippines
9 Feb 12
I think too much before, that is why I was been told that I was suffering mental disorder. They thought I was crazy and that I should be put in the mental hospital. Sometimes I did not know what I am doing, but now, I change. I realize that thinking too much is also very dangerous – he he Oh yes, being moderate is better
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
It is not unusual for lots of people to think about a problem from various angles. But pondering or worrying can become barren or harmful to making good life choices. Several people fill up their time so they don’t have any discreet time. For some, discreet time means despair time, which means more thinking time… profound thinking, thinking that leads to anxiety. Some people just don’t need any me time, because they want to drip their thoughts. Therefore, get clear on how you’re actually thinking. If you’re discerning too much, you’re probably going to start distressing, unless of course you’re a optimistic thinker already. Hefty thinkers are infamous for having too much on their awareness. When there’s too much on your attention, you end up getting dazed and again, anxiety can start to creep in. As an alternative of thinking about what you have to do afterward, think about what you’re doing at this time. There’s a lot less problem in thinking about now than there is about the future. Thinking about at present is restricted to now which is a lot easier to handle. You’ll be much more creative doing what needs to be done at the moment, than discerning about what needs to get done in advanced. Thinking about in advanced can mean devastating yourself with everything you must get done in the next 10 hours, or even the next 4 months, even extended.
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
It's nice to think about the past but wondering what could is a waste of time. though it's not easy we should be thinking of our future and what lies beyond is something should be planned ahead. it never hurts to plan for the future and it's not bad either.it happens to the rest of us, it happens to me more often.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I agree with Letran on the point of thinking about the future. It never hurts unless we or I become 'obsessed' by it. In response to pogi, I think I have many distractions in my life right now and I also have some time to deviate from too much thinking (but I admit I find myself doing do at times). It helps when the people around me are very distracting in a good way.
• United States
8 Feb 12
I can relate to you on this. It can be both good and bad. If you dwell on the negative it will eat at you as for me I do not eat get down ect when I think to much on the bad. I sit there and care more about if and who is mad at me what I did wrong and how I can fix things. That is the bad part. The good part is when you have the good memories and hang on to them. They can make you smile at random times heck at times you may even need that tiny pick up to get you going. Pick and choose what you think and feel sometimes you have to just brush it off. I am trying to learn how to do that more and more.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thanks for giving me another p0erspective on this. I am also trying as you are in 'letting things go' at times and I think I should not pressure myself at the mean time. Better think in a meditative context rather in a pressured environment.
@LeonLeki (22)
• Macedonia
7 Feb 12
If you think too much than think positive. Think about good things...
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I try, LeonLeki, I try. But sometimes, its hard to come by.
7 Feb 12
in my opinion, too thought something was not something bad. It can be a good thing but on the one hand it could be worse. Depending on how we react to it. Everything that we do need to be carefully considered in order to obtain good results. But if we focus too much thought, it can actually interfere with ourselves. So the conclusion is to think of something that is not bad. Depending on how we react to it.
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thanks for pointing out the both sides. I feel that I'm more on the bad side compared to the good side. i don't know but perhaps that the worrywart in me and because I'm a very future-conscious person. The future is very unpredictable and my thinking towards that direction is perhaps contributing to my worries.
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
Hello Jeanne, It's natural for us to be worrying what future lies ahead. the past what if's were my usual rant when ever am sad, but this is my life now, sometimes i feel there's no going out to it. well, it's the choices that we make, but that's probably why it's best that we do our best to give the best of life
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thank you Knight for that piece of wisdom. I guess as human and beings that are in the mercy of time, we can only reflect on the past and stay focused and determined on the future. I guess we can only work and hope for the best despite what are happening and doing in the present.
• United States
7 Feb 12
They are your friends and they should know by now how your mind thinks. It goes into overdrive without blinking and eye. Not everyone thinks in multiple dimensions. Things are more black and white without that grey area that requires thought and questions to be asked or situations to be discussed. There is nothing wrong with how you examine things, but maybe they are just looking for a simpler answer sometimes. Since they hang around you a lot test out the waters. Give them a simple answer next time and see if they do what you have always done and start questioning things and wondering why you didn't go into detail. It would be fun for you to see if the situation turns the other way around. You'll know they do listen to your advice and also have the ability to think the same when given the chance. If not, share with them the information you feel is important and try to see more positive sides of things when possible so you don't sound negative. Good luck!
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Thanks. perhaps sometimes my friends are also affected by this this habit of habit of mine. They do remind me to slow down or to explain it in simpler terms. There are times that I'm so excited that I feel that I'm overboard. Thank you again for the advice. appreciate it.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
18 Feb 12
I think in world are people who prefer to be involved as little, protecting and constantly forces. Other people choose to burn like a torch, constantly striving to improve. You're part of the second category.
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
it's not bad but sometimes, you also need to loosen up and experience things spontaneously. its more fun and less anxiety if you are more spontaneous
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
I don't think that's bad as long as it really helped you a lot and most of all it's you, it's how you do things. You cannot change the way you are as long as it's not bad and your friends must accept you the way you are
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
8 Feb 12
Wracking your brains over things that might not turn to reality is too bad a habit.It would be detrimental to one's mental health. The COME WHAT MAY bent of mind is the one to be follwed towards most things in life.