The benefits of being an overthinker

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Are there benefits to being an overthinker? In this article, the benefits of being an overthinker, we share 6 of them in our latest post

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When I think back on my life, much of it was consumed by my mental illnesses. Even today, I remain in a mode of solution-focused thought. While this “mode” if you will, has served me well in a lot of respects, maybe there’s also a con? Or more than that, cons.

Ironically, it’s this obsession with solutions that has helped me come up with this question. “What are the cons to always trying to fix myself?” I supposed at first that finding a better way down The Road To Mental Wellness could only be filled with potential for a better life – a move toward happiness. And I’m not wrong. In fact, I have written article after article on how I overcome and thrive with mental illness. Man, I even authored a book about it.

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The Benefits of being an overthinker

  1. Improved problem-solving skills: Overthinkers tend to consider multiple angles and potential solutions to a problem, which can help them arrive at a more well-rounded and effective solution.
  2. Attention to detail: Overthinkers tend to notice small details that others may overlook, which can be a valuable trait in certain professions or situations.
  3. Increased creativity: Overthinkers often have active imaginations and can generate a variety of ideas, which can be useful in creative endeavors.
  4. Better preparation: Overthinkers tend to consider all possible outcomes and scenarios, which can help them be better prepared for potential challenges or changes.
  5. Enhanced self-awareness: Overthinking can lead to increased self-reflection and introspection, which can help individuals gain a better understanding of their own thoughts, emotions, and motivations.
  6. Deeper understanding: Overthinkers may be more likely to delve deeper into a topic or issue, leading to a more thorough understanding of it.

There you have it! Overthinking or obsessive-like thoughts aren’t all bad, even if you are obsessed with thinking so. So go ahead and overthink your way down your own road to mental wellness… Good luck and if you need some inspiration, checkout our content below.

Are you an overthinker? Try our quiz (for entertainment only)

  1. Do you find yourself dwelling on past mistakes or failures? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  2. When facing a decision, do you tend to overanalyze all the possible outcomes? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  3. Do you often worry about things that are out of your control? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  4. Do you find it difficult to stop thinking about a particular topic, even when it’s causing you distress? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  5. Do you tend to imagine worst-case scenarios in your head? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  6. When someone says or does something that upsets you, do you replay the situation in your head over and over again? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  7. Do you have trouble falling asleep because your mind won’t stop racing? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  8. Do you frequently seek reassurance from others to help you make decisions or ease your worries? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  9. Do you often find yourself feeling mentally exhausted from all the thinking you do? ☐ Yes ☐ No
  10. Do you feel like you’re overthinking negatively impacts your daily life? ☐ Yes ☐ No

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Jonathan Arenburg

Jonathan Reginald-Nixon Arenburg (Born January 14, 1976) is a Canadian mental health blogger, speaker, and published author. Retired from the fire service and long-term care fields, he has written and self-published an autobiographical account of his life-long battle with anxiety, depression and more recently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Titled, The Road To Mental Wellness, he wrote it for what he calls “therapeutic release.” He published it in hopes it would help others going through similar mental health conditions. The sales of The Road To Mental Wellness have been steady selling over 300 copies since its release on October 10, 2021(World Mental Health Day). Arenburg has also been involved in a collaborative publication Called Lemonade Stand Volume III, a book featuring 20 authors who bravely tell their stories of PTSD. All authors where from the military and or emergency services. Published by Joshua Rivedal and Kathleen Myers for the i’Mpossible project, a mental health advocacy organization. Jonathan has also appeared on several mental health podcasts including The Depression Files, A New Dawn, and The Above Ground Podcast Arenburg has also consulted with the Government of Nova Scotia and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, the Honorable Brian Comer and Candidates for the New Democratic Party of Canada, on improving the mental health care system in Canada. Additionally, Jonathan was recognized in The Nova Scotia Legislature by the Honorable, Chris Palmer, Kings-North MLA, for his Book, The Road To Mental Wellness, his fight to make the mental health care system better. In addition, Chis acknowledged the support he gives to others.

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