136+ Best Overthinking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Overthinking is the action of thinking about something too much, in a way that is not useful. Inspirational overthinking quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Overthinking Quotes

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

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks and months over thinking the past. Trying to put together pieces, imagining what could have been, should have been or would have been. Or you can pick up the pieces off the floor and move on as a stronger, smarter person. – Nicolas Sparks

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

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. – Dalai Lama

No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past. – Unknown

Over-thinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is. – Karen Salmansohn

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace. – Randy Armstrong

Majority of people who are easily stressed are the ones who think too much about the problems instead of solutions. Always focus on solutions. – Subodh Gupta

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

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

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

Life is sweet and bitter. Beautiful and painful. And a blessing to be here. Live to your fullest. Don’t waste time on fear and regret. Okay? – Karen Salmansohn

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

Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life… My precept is,Do something, my sister, do good if you can; but, at any rate, do something. – Elizabeth Gaskell

Worrying about how things might go wrong, doesn’t help things to go right. – Karen Salmansohn

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

Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life. – Leah Braemel

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

Worrying is a form of betting against yourself. – Karen Salmansohn

Overthinking is parasitic. It’s viral. It’s deadly, even. Letting yourself fall victim to overthinking doesn’t just kill your happiness, it destroys who you are. The mind is a beautiful and complex thing, and the only person who can hurt it is yourself. – Genereux Philip

The more you rationalize, the more you move farther away from your authentic self. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Worrying is blurrying. It stops you from seeing clearly. – Karen Salmansohn

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. – Winston Churchill

Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there. – David Sikhosana

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – Clement Stone

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

Don’t use your energy on worry. Use it to believe and find a way. – Karen Salmansohn

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Overthinking, also best known as creating problems that are never there. – David Sikhosana

Do you keep the engine of your car running when you arrive at your destination? No, you switch it off. You need to do the same with your mind. – Remez Sasson

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

I have realized sometimes I do better working under a crazy schedule. It gives me less time to overthink things and forces me to be present. – Torrey DeVitto

Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you. – Joyce Meyer

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. – John Collins

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

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

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. – Baltasar Gracian

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. – Dean Smith

Overthinking is a dream-killer. Sometimes you can drown yourself in your own thoughts. – Steve Maraboli

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

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due. – William R. Inge

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. – Dale Carnegie

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. – Homer

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Emerson

Sometimes, you overthink things so much that you ruin something before it even begins, then you beat yourself up, replaying everything to your friends and in your mind. – Kirsten Corley

Worry is the interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe. – Unknown

Stop wasting time wondering what others think about you it’s more important what you think of you. Are you living true to your heart -and kind to the hearts of others? Feel free to check in with yourself – and often. Remember, if someone has a full and happy life, they won’t have time to sit around talking about you. – Karen Salmansohn

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

You cannot get what you want by thinking about what you don’t want. – Karen Salmansohn

Overthinking ruins friendships and relationships. Overthinking creates problems you never had. Don’t overthink, just overflow with good vibes. – Anonymous

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

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks and months over thinking the past. Trying to put together pieces, imagining what could’ve been, should’ve been or would’ve been. Or you can pick up the pieces off the floor and move on as a stronger, smarter person. – Nicolas Sparks

I’m tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you. – Colleen McCarty

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

When you truly don’t care what the heck anybody thinks of you, then you reach a dangerously awesome level of freedom. – Unknown

Anxiety makes you freeze and overthink every single thing that happens to you. It creates this crippling feeling that comes over your body while you sit there in silence wondering what went wrong. – Carly Riegler

My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best. – Scott Eastwood

Stop thinking, and end your problems. – Lao Tzu

Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Stop wasting time worrying. What people think about you. Live your one life the way you want to. Don’t let the opinions of others become your reality or your arrow of direction. Be open to growing and being your best. But live for your dreams, your happiness. – Karen Salmansohn

Things won’t get better unless you think better. – Karen Salmansohn

Although I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. I’m gonna think positively and hope for the best.

Always make sure your optimistic thoughts wildly out number your fears and regrets. – Karen Salmansohn

The past is good to learn from but not live in. Karen Salmansohn

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

The more you overthink the less you will understand. – Habeeb Akande

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

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

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 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

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. – George Bernard Shaw

Don’t worry about people who aren’t happy for you. They probably are not happy for themselves either. – Unknown

Forgiveness Means: I choose to forgive someone so I no longer hurt myself thinking (and overthinking) about what a jerk they are. It doesn’t mean they’ve stopped being a jerk. – Karen Salmansohn

No matter how awesome you are, you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. No worries. You’ll be many people’s double espresso. – Karen Salmansohn

Do not overthink it. Breathe and have faith that all will work out for the very best. – Unknown

To think too much is a disease. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When you’ve had a life of overthinking, you have the same reaction time and time again. Shyness becomes habitual. When you’re put in an unfamiliar situation, all you want to do is retreat and hide by default. You watch but don’t participate. You listen but don’t respond. You read, but rarely comment. You take a photo, but you rarely post. You write, but you rarely publish. All of this is because your overthinking mind cannot stop thinking about how you will be perceived by the outside world. – Joel Annesley

Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions. – Satsuki

A negative mind will never give you a positive life. – Unknown

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do. But doesn’t get you anywhere. – Erma Bombeck

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

Be careful not to appear obsessively intellectual. When intelligence fills up, it overflows a parody. – Criss Jami

Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. – Steve Jobs

It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. – Paulo Coelho

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

Don’t overanalyze what you see. I have a feeling that you’re over-thinking things. Give it some time, and the pieces of this puzzle might come together. – Jessica Park

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

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

Trust the still, small voice that says,this might work and I’ll try it. – Diane Mariechild

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them – Albert Einstein

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

A year from now you may wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Trying to make sense of crazy will simply drive you crazy. Let it go. – Karen Salmansohn

Your life becomes the story you tell yourself. Change the story you tell. And change your life. – Karen Salmansohn

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

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in’ – Napoléon Bonaparte

Please never allow silly little things to steal your happiness. – Unknown

Live your life to be happy. Never mind what others say. Because you’re going to be judged anywhichway. – Karen Salmansohn

Happiness tip: Don’t be bothered by anyone who thinks they know more about you than you do.

There must come a point when you decide that your love for yourself is more important than your need to hold onto the past. – Karen Salmansohn

Don’t let little things take up too much room in your heart…or you will spend your whole life being upset. – Karen Salmansohn

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

Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you. – Natsume S?seki

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere – Emma Bombeck

Don’t overthink yourself out of something good! – Akosua Dardaine Edwards

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute ? Tina Fey

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

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

Overthinking ruins moods and kills good vibes. – SupaNova Slom

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

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

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

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

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 Herjavec

Too much thinking leads to paralysis by analysis. – Robert Herjavec

Don’t get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and over thinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place. – Jayson Engay

Overthinking. A powerful drug of mentality. – A.M.L.

Overthinking evaporates when you feel connected with your body, mind, breath and the soul. – Amit Ray

Less thinking, more living. – S.R. Crawford

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

Dont gaze too hard at your belly button Or you will unexpectedly hit rock bottom! – Ana Claudia Antunes

Overthinking uses energy and leads to activity with no action. That is one particular problem many will face. Questology is the answer to cure this cancer. – Thomas Vato

Stop overthinking. You can do it. – Avina Celeste

Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss. – Anthony Liccione

To end hunger of overthinking, you need to eat positive attitude and happiness. – Genereux Philip

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. – Ray Bradbury

When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple. – Shannon L. Alder

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. – Will Durant

If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong! – Shannon L. Alder

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