Does thinking too much causes stress?
June 28, 2012 12:23pm CST
I heard a lot about anxiety and stress.....even i have this problem like when i get nervous or think too much about something like during examinations i get stressed....feel sick....then in that situation what should we do..??? Is there any way to get rid of it......we really can't help much to think much , it's all in mind.....then how to get rid of it..!!! Any suggestion.?? :)
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29 Jun 12
Depends- the way you are thinking, if you are thinking for a solution of a serious problem you are bound to have some stresses if you are not finding them or you are not consulting some one who can support you find a solution. The best way to get rid of this is to take some one in confidence and come out of your problem without making it bigger. Cheers.
29 Jun 12
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• United States
2 Jul 12
I don't think that it is thinking alone that causes people to have stress. Instead, I think that the thing that causes us to have the most stress in our lives is the fact that there are too many times in our lives that we spend time worrying about things that we are not able to change in our lives. When we spend too much time worrying, then we are going to stress ourselves out and that will make us have physical ailments as a result of those.
4 Jul 12
Yes, there are a lot of problems in everyone's life. You know when i went to the doctor for this, he just said, today's students and teens have more hectic schedule than the president. LOL! There are lot of things to be worried, examinations, competition, work, jobs etc, which lads to the stress problems. I just want to over come it!
• Delhi, India
1 Jul 12
We just can not stop the constant flow of mind, which keeps coming in our mind. You need to divert your mind to some other activity, when you start thinking too much on an issue. I may tell you that more than three fourth of our apprehensions do not come out true and we 'worry' about imaginative things. So do your best and forget the rest.
29 Jun 12
As a therapist, I would say yes, that is all starts with thinking. When the mind is totally still, such as in meditation or contemplation, it is focused on the moment of now and then there can't be anxiety, because there is focus on the past or on the future anticipation. Then a thought will come into the mind first.. The a feeling will attach itself to the thought.. In anxiety it is a fearful feeling of "what if this/that happens?" Then anxiety gets stronger and in severe cases the person can lose what he was thinking about and all that remains is the anxiety. I teach my clients how to use daily meditation. I have a link to the instructions on my profile here. It doesn't work overnight, but does work. We need to dig deep into the roots of the problems by opening up to them in meditation.. Slowly then life can begin to improve as we resolve underlying issues that are often referred to as karma. _Derek
28 Jun 12
I think is a normal reaction of the body when your under pressure. I understand how you feel because it happened to me too. During my school days I feel very sick during examination weeks, my stomach hurts and I felt like I have butterly inside of it. Good thing one of my professor adviced me to review 2 weeks before the examination weeks so that I am sure that I am ready for the examinatuon and lessen the pressure and also she advised me to talk a medicine for stomach the night before the examination to solve my stomach problem it works to me. Try it too if you still studying.Goodluck
28 Jun 12
Hello there, Well, I think you need to manage your stress, try a few ways to keep yourself cool and calm. I have that kind of problem as well when I am doing presentation in front of the whole class. The solution that I use to get rid of it is to sing inside my head. I find it quite useful for me, so I recommend the same thing to you. Whenever you feel stress, you just think of some nice songs and then u start to sing inside your head. You can even shake your legs or hands at the same time too, but just don't be too obvious as other people may think that you are crazy. Hope that will work for you.
• South Africa
28 Jun 12
I think trying to stop thinking is a thought in itself, so it won't help to start thinking about stopping to think if you're trying not to think at all. If you're stressed, perhaps you should ask why you're stressed. Probably you'll have better luck trying to solve the reason why you are stressed.
• Pune, India
24 Mar 13
Hi, Yes, thinking too much causes stress. when we are upset or our mind is crowded with many thoughts, we are not able to concentrate on anything. This would lead to stress. Our mind is burdened by thoughts and stress. This stress would lead to blood pressure and some other diseases. We should try to concentrate on one thing at a time. Meditation is useful in curing mental stress. It increases our concentration level.
• Davao, Philippines
7 Nov 12
You indeed get stressed by thinking too much. What my healer tells me whenever she gets to touch my head is that I am thinking too much that's why I feel pain whenever she starts to touch my head. I get stressed and I do over think every single day. The stress in our life is just normal but my over thinking...well, let's just say that over thinking is my forte. Thinking about your examinations is okay. Getting stressed about it tends to be normal for most people. But is your examination really worth stressing over? Now that I think about it, me worrying about my grades before is really foolish of me. Instead of worrying about grades, shouldn't you worry about learning how to use money more than perfecting your academic intelligence? Your banker does not ask for your academic card, you know. Anyways, in situations where you feel stressed, I really don't know what to do myself. However, I know when I am really nervous since my hands would start to get cold and sweaty. I tend to be walking back and forth when that happens. I won't be able to sit for a long time. But here's what I do when my heart would start beating wildly: I breathe deeply. Hope this helps!
• United States
5 Nov 12
When I get nervous, I begin to think of the "what ifs" in a situation. Worrying about things beyond our control causes stress/anxiety. When I begin thinking too hard on things, I say a prayer and let go of the problem. I figure everything happens for a reason and there is nothing that will change by worrying or stressing out.
30 Aug 12
Hi, Yes, in my opinion thinking too much causes stress. I have experienced it myself. I have felt it particularly during examinations just like you; I have felt nervous and got freaked out due to taking too much stress as I would think hard of what would happen in the examination and whether I would be able to complete the paper within time or would I get good marks etc. Though I do not want to think, it comes naturally to me. The best way to tackle this as my yoga teacher has taught me is deep breathing exercises and meditation. I am focusing heavily on these now, and indeed I am noticing the changes. Though no examination has come up for me in the last few months, I will be facing one next year, and I am hoping that the effects will sustain if I continue to do these activities. Hope this helps. Have a nice day ahead.
• South Africa
20 Jul 12
If you think about the wrong and stressful things, it is not good. Try and take your mind off immediate stress by listening to some soothing music. Do yoga and practise meditation. Long deep breaths will calm you and restore normal vital statistics. It is up to you to change from being a stressful individual to a calm and relaxed person. Breathe. Exercise. Listen to music. Have a nice chocolate.
17 Jul 12
thinking too much doesn't always mean that it's bad for our health. It can also be good if we're thinking of optimistic things. But if we can't help thinking of problems, what I can suggest is to relax and try to squeeze in some positive and happy thoughts. Eating chocolates can also help lessen the depression.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Jul 12
Well, over your long life, thinking happens when you're alone. And thinking logically leads to hate---hate of how the world isn't ideally situated enough for logical tastes. The solution for that: don't be alone. You'll find that 'proper social behavior' trains one to be more-acceptable to others. But in your situation--thinking about distracting things when you are trying to focus on a test or a task--I would suggest ... I was about to call it 'self-brainwashing,' but I only mean "reciting a prayer or dialogue or mantra to get your mind off of everything but that moment." I would suggest the Nichiren Buddhist mantra Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo (over-&-over). It doesn't really matter what it means, but it basically means 'I'm listening to hear the "right" things to say and do, although sometimes conditions make it so I have to say and do other things first; and so it goes.' Another meditation you could try is the Our Father or the Hail Mary, prayers that Catholics use to help them repent of their worldly ways and get back on 'the road to Heaven.' Or you could think something as simple as 'That distraction doesn't matter; all that matters is (doing what mommy tells me coz I'm a good boy ... or whatever ), and (this test, or whatever) is the next step on that staircase.'
29 Jun 12
hello, Yeah you are right. Studies have shown that thinking too much about something can really cause stress. If people are tensed about something or something is really bothering them, then they get stressed and it sometimes causes severe headaches. So in my opinion in these kind of situation u should think of something good. Whatever u like. U can also listen to your favorite music. It really helps. Try not to over stress yourself.
29 Jun 12
thinking too much makes your stomach bad. When you feel nervous, our stomach is disturbed making us nervous and encountering stomach ache. We can`t avoid t think i guess, but we can be calm about it and we should eliminate drama, being pessimistic and a little bit realistic. We should be calm and think positive. Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. THINK POSITIVE, ACT POSITIVE, STAY POSITIVE AND KEEP UP WITH POSITIVE !!
29 Jun 12
In my case thinking too much can cause to me headache.. As I'm brainstorming very deeply I got exhausted.. I feel very tired.. I have a classmate in my college days.. That every time we had our homework, exams, and reports her headache again triggers.. Until such she can't study that hard, so she just keep on complaining at school.. Then she decided to consult to a doctor and said to her that is only migraine. At your situation you must consult to a doctor a specialist to give you advice what to do.. I mean proper medication, for you don't have to worry about it.