Are You An Over-Thinker? This is For You.

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I am a thinker. Correction. I am an over-thinker.

Maybe it is because of my Gemini rising. Maybe it is because my Moon is in Virgo.

Maybe it is just because.

I love to think. And think and think some more. I like to think so much that my thinking becomes a combination of therapeutic and detrimental all at the same time.

Kind of like that first glass of wine. One glass may be therapeutic after a long day, but 3 maybe 4, it starts to become detrimental to your health.

Am I alone?

I meet many thinkers on my path. Partly because like attracts like and partly because I love meeting people who think deeply and like to express deeper thoughts.

All of this is great, except when my thinking becomes detrimental.

What is detrimental thinking?

  • Thinking to the point of stress or anxiety
  • Thinking that causes you to feel confused or stunted in making decisions
  • Thinking that causes obsessive behaviours like over eating or over analyzing
  • Thinking that creates an energetic cloud or fog over your life and aura

I sometimes feel that when I get into one of my thinking rampages that I have smoke or clouds of fog circling around my head. I can sometimes feel this fog rising up around me, blocking my third eye and making my head feel heavy.

Yes, my thinking and mental chatter can be powerful.

Can you relate?

Every thought carries with it a vibration and every time you think or allow your mind to run with chatter, you are actually creating a powerful stream of energy.

This energy carries its own vibration, which very quickly starts to paint and colour the reality that you live in.

See, we are not dancing to the tune of the world, in fact it is the opposite. The world is dancing to our tune. Reality is painted based on what we are emitting from our vibration.

This means that mental clutter causes a cluttered life. This means that mental clutter causes indecision, stagnancy, sickness, a lack of motivation and even depression.

Our minds are so powerful that they can influence our mood, our life and the reality that we live in.

This is why it is so important to learn how to tame those thoughts and to shift your focus and awareness out of your mind and into your heart.

Everyone talks about following their heart, but what does this really mean? For a thinker, following your heart may seem somewhat foreign.

Following your heart is really about feeling your decisions and acting without the need to break things down again and again in your mind.

It is about turning off that ‘thinking portion’ of the brain and just switching into action mode.


Your heart or your feelings are then able to protect you and guide you to making the right decision, which is essentially the decision that feels good.

This definitely takes practice, but when you start to channel this way of thinking you not only feel freer and happier, but you also feel more motivated to make decisions and less caught up in the thoughts going through your mind.

Here are some tips and pointers to help you become less of a thinker and more of a feeler-

  1. Meditate: I know, everyone says it but it really does work. Join a class, find a YouTube video, do whatever you need to do to get in the habit of meditating daily, even if it is just for 10 minutes. It really will help.
  2. Allocate Thinking Time: I often have the best and most productive thoughts in the shower. Try to allocate your thinking time to the shower. If you notice thoughts coming up during the day that are unproductive and heading into over-drive, stop yourself and save it for shower time. When shower time does roll around, you will often be more selective of the thoughts that you choose to have.
  3. Say Stop: when you notice your thoughts starting to get repetitive or stressful, simply say to yourself ‘Stop’ and then focus on something else, like how you are feeling, or what you are doing. Staying present will definitely help.
  4. Morning Pages: a fantastic writing exercise to clear your mind for the day. You can read more about this practice here.
  5. Exercise: being active is a great way to clear mental clutter and helps you to stay positive. Aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
  6. Flower Essences: these remedies work on a vibrational level and can help support positive mental thinking and reduce stress. You can read more about them here.

Over-thinking is simply excess energy and when you learn to channel this excess energy into something positive you can change your life in profound ways.

A mind that is stimulated doesn’t have time for annoying over-thinking, so work out how to channel this energy into something else beneficial.

When your thinking becomes therapeutic rather than destructive, you will feel:

  • Happier with your life
  • More certain of your decisions
  • More grounded on your path
  • Lighter and freer
  • A sense of clarity

When you stop the obsessive compulsive thoughts and get connected with your heart your life will change.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this! Feel free to share in the comment section below.

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About the author

Tanaaz

Creator of Forever Conscious and other things.

  • Amanda Nicole Smith

    Very well written, I love your perspective! I can relate, it’s always a constant balancing act. I like to think my recurrent pensive moods lately are due to Saturn in my sun sign Sagittarius but like you said it could be just because…I need to straight up meditate more often!

    • yep, it definitely helps! or if you get disciplined enough (and maybe with saturn in Sag you can be) try just telling yourself to “stop” when you notice the over-thinking beginning. 🙂

  • Tara Rae Collins

    I have a very serious issue with this problem…. constantly have thousands of thoughts racing in 50 different directions, which rapidly lead to ripple thoughts, over-analyzing and over-thinking everything, and then re-analyzing and re-thinking it all again. And with the internet now there is an over-abundance of knowledge on any topic you can imagine so I’m overwhelmed trying to soak up and learn as much as I possibly can….but there is also a multitude of differing views and then I find myself overwhelmed again trying to get all sides and come to my own informed opinion. Etc etc. It’s exhausting and an intense energy drain not to mention time zapper! Thank you for reminding me that I CAN just let go, I don’t HAVE to figure everything out (impossible BTW! Lol), it’s ok to just friggin slow down & BREATHE and trust that the universe has got this!!! I’m trying to start incorporating meditations into my daily routine and you just re-confirmed for me exactly how necessary that is. Thank you again. I love all your articles! ~*~Sat Naam~*~

    • yes yes yes!! i hear you! you can just let it all go, often the thoughts we have when we enter into over-drive aren’t even relevant or worthwhile having. i dont think i have ever received my best breakthroughs while over thinking…i think the best breakthroughs come when you are silent. 🙂

  • NKSinn

    I’ve never felt the need to comment before this post. I overthink to the point of mental mud. I’m an Aquarian with Virgo rising – I over-analyse everything! Thank you for posting this!

    • you are so welcome! i definitely think over-thinking is a trait of most people who have strong virgo’s in their chart, but I do feel it is just creative energy that needs to be used. Thanks for commenting!

  • Will-Malia Jackson

    I can so relate to this.
    My Pisces Mercury in my 3rd house squares my Sag Uranus and trines my Jupiter. My Venus is in Aquarius.
    And my most dominant sign is Libra with my Mars, Saturn, and Pluto.

    Once Neptune conjunct my Mercury I fell deep in my mind.
    But ever since Neptune entered Aquarius I have felt more of a gamma state of awareness.

    And in my numerology all the numbers in the mental plane are in my birthday and not much physical plane access.
    I have no earth elements activated by my planets in my chart so it’s hard for me to ground.

    • Mercury/Neptune: “I fell deep in my mind”- I love that explanation! You may benefit from doing some grounding mediations, perhaps check this out- http://foreverconscious.com/how-to-ground-your-energy

      • Will-Malia Jackson

        Thank you so much!
        I love this!
        I read all kinds of grounding practices.
        But what really caught my eye with yours is how we don’t just connect to our physical world, but our essence as well, the source of our wholeness 🙂

        I think I have just been fragmenting the grounding benefits. Thanks again!
        Off to share your insights 🙂

  • CastleMind!

    Wow, impressive, good i found this site. I am an over thinker and i’m so exhausted. I can’t get anything done, it’s so intense that when i think of someone, i get a call within few minutes from the person or see the person.

    i have experimented it many times. but its not helping me, i do less and think more, i have a birthday mate that connects to me directly, we have same experiences most times, it’s awesome, life, food , dating, even simple things, we schooled together, same class, I can’t stop myself from getting information, the Internet made it worse so i decided to take a career where i have to seek information. I smoked joint but it doubled the effect, so i stopped. I’ve tried meditation but i kept seeking more info about it. I’m an Aries man and i can’t keep a relationship even though my girls have never left me, they love the positive energy, my ability to feel negative is very low, but i can’t get enuff of life.

    • As an aries, you have to follow your passions and natural leadership skills, but you may also benefit from getting some grounding energy in your life. Meditation is a good start.

  • Anahit Petrosyan

    Tanaaz, I agree – the best breakthroughs and ability to connect with the universal light happen when I am silent, especially while communing with Nature. Overthinking is a killer. I wish I had learned this about 20 years ago, which is how much time I’ve uselessly spent on overthinking. Meditation definitely helps clear the inner space necessary for the energy of love and light to grace us with its presence. Thanks for sharing your uplifting insights on this issue!

    • Yes I definitely wish I learnt this earlier too! I have probably wasted years of my life thinking about useless stuff! I agree with you too that the best breakthroughs come through connecting and being in nature. 🙂

  • Aretha Madeline Pereira

    I really loved reading this! It resonates with me on so many levels. Deep thinking for me can bring up so many great things like mini epiphanies and understanding reasons behind my actions but at the same time over analyzing and over thinking can cause terrible anxiety and fear. I’m a Sagittarius and have a lot of energy sometimes I don’t know what to do with all of it and I think it translates into over thinking.