Most people, those with or without chronic pain can relate to this! I find myself getting angry with myself for overthinking every possible aspect and situation in my life from how I am raising my daughter to how I am managing chronic pain to questioning if I was rude to the check out lady at the grocery store. I literally do overthink about my overthinking.
Even when I run or do meditation/yoga sometimes I cannot get out of my head. I think the worst thing we can do is get angry with ourselves for overthinking. I know I need to give myself and my brain a break. I’m sure my mind would be quite thrilled to have a day of Jessica not filling it with worries and stressors that will never even come to fruition. Worse, while I worry and think negative thoughts I catastrophize and start telling myself that anxiety is going to make your chronic pain worse. Its a very bad cycle. Ignorance really is bliss at times, isn’t it?!
Have a great week everyone and try not to overthink too much. It truly is pointless. 95 percent of the things we worry about never end up happening.