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Over-thinking v deep thinking

It is incredibly important to differentiate between over-thinking and deep thinking. Deep thinking is analysing information for the purpose of learning and moving forward, building your brain, reaching solutions and understanding difficult concepts. Sometimes, this means that you will need to think deeply about an issue you are facing in order to overcome it, but this is different from worrying about the problem… it’s very deliberate, controlled, intentional, systematic, and rational. It is not emotionally-driven, chaotic, illogical, assumptive, and it is not driven by a sense of victimization. Deep thinking looks for a solution and closure, whereas over-thinking is chaotic, with no solution or end in sight” Caroline Leaf.

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