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50 Optimistic Overthinking Quotes to save you from Overthinking

While searching for overthinking quotes online, you will get a whole lot of results stating that overthinking is not good and we should not waste our time by overthinking. However, we all know this fact but still can’t stop overthinking. Therefore, we have curated a list of 50 exceptional motivating overthinking quotes that will help you figure out a way to overcome the habit of overthinking.  

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

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2. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James

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

4. “To end hunger of overthinking, you need to eat positive attitude and happiness.” ― Genereux Philip

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5. “The best way to stop overthinking is conscious micro action meditation.” — Amit Ray

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6. “Overthinking evaporates when you feel connected with your body, mind, breath and the soul.” ― Amit Ray

7. “Overthinking can lead to worrying, which leads to anxiety. Anxiety can at times be crippling, leave people frozen and unable to act.” — Brien Blatt

8. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

9. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” — Ziggy Marley

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

11. “A crowded mind, Leaves no space, for a peaceful heart.” — Christine Evangelou

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

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

14. “Don’t keep things bottled up. It’s not good for you.” ― Kody Keplinger

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

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

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

18. “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” — Van Wilder

19. “Less thinking, more living.” — S.R. Crawford

S.R. Crawford

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

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

22. “Spend 80 percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” — Brian Tracy

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

24. “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

25. “You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.” ― Ernesto Bertarelli

26. “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

27. “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

Karen Salmansohn

28. “We drink the poison our minds pour for us and wonder why we feel sick.” – Atticus

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

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

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


32. “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

33. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown

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

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

36. “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

37. “Sometimes we waste too much time thinking about someone who doesn’t even think about us for a second.” ― Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

38. “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare

39. “If you’re stressing over happiness, you’re doing it wrong!” ―Shannon L. Alder

40. “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” ―Van Wilder

41. “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything.” ―Anthony Hopkins.

42. “Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems.” ― Bernie Siegel

43. “A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety.” ― Bertrand Russell

44. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” ― Epictetus

45. “A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.” ― Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael

46. “It has been well said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” ― Charles Spurgeon

47. “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

48. “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

49. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” ― Brian Tracy

50. “Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

These overthinking quotes made us realize that overthinking is not just a bad habit but can also be a sign/symptom of anxiety and stress. However, it is still very important to overcome this as it can have negative/damaging effects on your life, mind, body, and health. A peaceful mind results to a peaceful life.

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