60+ Overthinking Quotes: Reminder to Stop Thinking too much

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These overthinking quotes will remind you to not let yourself be swept away by your thoughts.

When was the last time your thoughts kept you awake at night?

Do you constantly find yourself analyzing every little thing that happened to you?

Always dwelling on your mistakes and worrying about something that may or may not even happen?

We are all guilty of overthinking and spending so much time thinking about the past and worrying about the future.

We constantly allow ourselves to be swept away by our thoughts and keep us stuck in a never-ending cycle.

But the thing is, overthinking doesn’t really serve us in any way. It doesn’t do us any good and the truth is, it can only do more harm than good.

When we overthink something we are allowing ourselves to make up all these scenarios that will only cause worry and fear.

We eventually just end paralyzed by our thoughts. Remind yourself that overthinking is not going to fix your problem.

As a matter of fact, Overthinking will only keep you from fixing the problem. It just keeps us unhappy and prevents us from enjoying all the good things that are happening right in front of us.

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While you were overthinking, you missed everything worth feeling.

— Nitya Prakash

Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there

David Sikhosana

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.

— Anthony Hopkins

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They say, “Look before you leap.” So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.

— Vironika Tugaleva

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.

— John Newton

The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.

— Bethany Brookbank

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.


My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.

— Sylvia Plath

Head Vs Heart:

A crowded mind

Leaves no space

For a peaceful heart

— Christine Evangelou

To think too much is a disease.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsk

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The more you overthink the less you will understand.

— Habeeb Akande

Stop worrying about what tomorrow may bring. Focus on what you can control. Stay positive. Enjoy today. Expect good things to come

— Karen Salmansohn

Now that your worry has proved such an unlucrative business,

Why not find a better job?

— Hafez

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.

Leo Buscaglia

Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place.

— Jayson Engay

At the end of the day, overthinking will just waste the whole darn thing. Start trusting yourself and your instincts. Seize the whole darn day, once and for all.

— Christine E. Szymanski

This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the “over” and just think, then we could do, too. Only we’d be smarter doers because we’d be thinkers.

— Sarah Strohmeyer

Thinking too deeply

Will only drown me.

— Greta Farrell

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

When you overthink you originate obstacles that never existed.

— Amit Kalantri

The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust.

— L.J. Vanier


You are not going to worry yourself out of a problem.

— Eckhart Tolle

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, ‘What else could this mean?’

— Shannon L. Alder

We drink the poison our minds pour for us and wonder why we feel sick.

— Atticus

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

— Brian Tracy

Nothing happens by overthinking; then why stress? Is it too hard to sit down and relax!

— Sukant Ratnakar

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

— George Bernard Shaw

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Overthinking arises when you unconsciously provoke negative emotions and thoughts and avoid positive emotions and thoughts.

— Amit Ray

Don’t let your mind bully your body.

— June Tomaso Wood

Thinking too much just brings it back to me, me, me—but thanking takes my eyes off myself and my mistakes and puts them on others, on things bigger than myself. I can’t stand here very long without being humbled at how small I am and amazed at how big and beautiful our world is.

— Elizabeth Musser

If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.

— Ivan Nuru

Overthinking quotes and saying

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.

— Erma Bombeck

If your mind can monkey all day, think about what could happen if you channel that energy to your goals.

— Emma Xu

Stop thinking, and end your problems.

— Lao Tzu

I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.

Thomas S. Monson

Sometimes it’s the hands that take life too seriously that tickle us to no end.

— Curtis Tyrone Jones

Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.

— Robert Herjavek

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.

— Mark Twain

Less thinking, more living.

— S.R. Crawford

Overthinking is not a disease; it is due to the underuse of your creative power.

— Amit Ray

You only have control over three things in your life, the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.

— Jack Canfield


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

— William R. Inge

If you are having a hard time sorting through your emotions, perhaps you are spending too much time thinking about yourself and not enough time thinking about… well, everyone else.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.

— Desiderius Erasmus

Overthinking. A powerful drug of mentality.

— A.M.L.

Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.

— Rumi

You don’t go through something in your mind a hundred times and call it a rehearsal.

— Emma Xu

Don’t think. It complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow its path.

— R.M. Drake

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

— Clement Stone

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.

— Eckhart Tolle

Worrying is a form of betting against yourself.

— Karen Salmansohn

You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it.

— Laurie Viera Rigler

Don’t overthink yourself out of something good!

— Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Don’t keep things bottled up. It’s not good for you.

— Kody Keplinger

Inspiring overthinking quotes and quotes about overthinking

Remember, the talking about the thing isn’t the thing. Doing the thing is the thing.

— Amy Poehler

Stop overthinking, put more energy on what you really want to do.

— Amit Ray

I’m too open-minded that I don’t know what to mind anymore.

— Ahmed Mostafa

Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment.

— Mahsati A

Worrying is blurrying. It stops you from seeing clearly.

— Karen Salmansohn

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.

— Robert Eliot

The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.

— Shannon L. Alder

If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.

— Amit Ray

Which of these overthinking quotes was your favorite?

Try writing your favorite quote on sticky notes and put them where you can see them every day, to remind yourself not to let your thoughts sweep you away and pull you back into the present moment.

It’s also best to remind ourselves that regardless of how much we try, we just simply can’t control everything.

So, instead of putting so much energy into trying to control every little aspect, it’s best to put all that energy into the things that you can control instead.






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