123+ Overthinking Quotes To Help Simplify Your life

Inspiring overthinking quotes help calm your mind and ease your worries. Sometimes we think too much about situations, most probably that might never happen. Unfortunately, these thoughts can lead us to anxiety. How many times have you tried to get out of your own head?

No matter what’s going on in your head right now, relatable quotes about overthinking will inspire you, empower you and get you ready for the next chapter in your life. And famous overthinking quotes can give the wisdom for meaningful life, positive outlook, self-love and success

Best Overthinking Quotes

To think too much is a disease. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Overthinking ruins moods and kills good vibes. Supa Nova Slom

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

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

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

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

Less thinking, more living. S.R. Crawford

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

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A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.

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

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

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

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

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

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

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

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Your overthinking voice in your head sounds like a strict adult who always counts your problems and points out your mistakes, but doesn’t ever help you with solutions. HIP

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.

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

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

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

Positive Overthinking Quotes

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

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

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 for creating problems that are never there. David Sikhosana

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

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

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

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

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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

Because remember, talking about the thing isn’t the thing. Doing the thing is the thing. Amy Poehler

An overthinking mind drags you on and around the same jagged patch of your negative past. HIP

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

When the cycle of your thoughts pedal up and down the same stretch of highway without stopping or exiting, then you’re overthinking. Sandip Roy

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

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

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

Overthinking saps your energy. It’s like a hamster on a wheel running fiercely but reaching nowhere. Anon

Thinking is good. Overthinking is not. Stop overthinking; life is too short to waste on that. Anon

Don’t ruin a new day thinking about yesterday. Yesterday has gone; why drag it back by overthinking? Anon

Overthinking is one of the biggest causes of unhappiness. It mostly creates problems that do not exist. Anon

When you overthink, you recycle sad scenes from your past and re-live the sadness of those moments again and again. Anon

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

Stop Overthinking Quotes

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

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

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

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

We all know that feeling of being lonely in the whole damn world, despite the number of people around us. We are alone, in our own company. Surrounded by our thoughts and no superpower in the entire universe can help us to get rid of them. We cannot escape them just as we can’t stop our own imagination. We overthink non-stop. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. Ash Gabrieli, Petrichor

Overthinking is parasitic. It’s viral. It’s deadly, even. Genereux Philip

Everything is too easy. If you want to record a song, you can buy Pro Tools and record 400 guitar tracks. That leads to overthinking, which kills any spontaneity and the humanity of the performance. Jack White

Overthinking is often a product of undergoing. Yehuda Berg

Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. W. Clement Stone

A crowded mind, Leaves no space, For a peaceful heart. Christine Evangelou

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

So many thoughts, my kvothe. You know too much to be happy. Patrick Rothfuss

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Sometimes we think and worry nonstop. It’s like having a cassette tape continually turning in our minds. When we leave the television set on for a long time, it becomes hot. Our head also gets hot from all our thinking. When we can’t stop, we may be unable to sleep well. Even if we take a sleeping pill, we continue to run, think, and worry in our dreams. The alternative medicine is mindful breathing. If we practice mindful breathing for five minutes, allowing our body to rest, then we stop thinking for that time. We can use words like ‘in’ and ‘out’ to help us be aware of our breathing. This is not thinking; these words aren’t concepts. They’re guides for mindfulness of breathing. When we think too much, the quality of our being is reduced. Stopping the thinking, we increase the quality of our being. There’s more peace, relaxation, and rest. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

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

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

This is probably the advantage of being stupid. Stupid people just do. We tend to overthink. If we could eliminate the ‘over’ and just think, then we could do, too. Only we’d be smarter doers because we’d be thinkers. Sarah Strohmeyer

Now that your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job? Hafez

Stop thinking, and end your problems. Lao Tzu

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

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

Grandma once told me it’s easy to overthink love, to dissect it and question it until it is no more. Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

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

Tired Of Overthinking Quotes

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

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

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

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.

Oh, how I’ve envied the lives of those who could spend life sitting down. A place to sit, a place to sit! I’d lament, circling my empty chair. Wolfgang Hilbig

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

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

tired of overthinking quotes

They say, ‘Look before you leap.’ So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart. Vironika Tugaleva

When you’ve had a life of overthinking, you have the same reaction time and time again. Shyness becomes habitual. Joel Annesley, Quiet Confidence: Breaking Up With Shyness

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

While you were overthinking, you missed everything worth feeling. Nitya Prakash

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

Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you. Unknown

He never complicates a desire by overthinking it, unlike Mirabelle, who spins a cocoon around an idea until it is immobile. Steve Martin, Shopgirl

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

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

Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it, and you’re like, ‘Ah, I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Michael B. Jordan

I have to remind myself, stop thinking about the future. Stop thinking about what happened at work today, or another choice you could have made. Anna Gunn

Every time the days morphed into night, my mind spun around like a carousel. What was it about the night that made people overthink everything? Morgan Lee Miller, Hammers, Strings, and Beautiful Things

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

Overthinking Kills Me Quotes

The best way to stop overthinking is conscious micro action meditation. Amit Ray

Only about two percent of one percent of our thoughts deserve to be taken seriously. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison. Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Overthinking makes you dwell in the past and immerse yourself in worries and fears, instead of living in the present and acting in the present. Unknown

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

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As so often happens in life, he had thought so much and so often of the situation that now confronted him that he was somewhat nervous in its presence. Sherwood Anderson

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

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Van Wilder, Van Wilder: Party Liason

Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right. Unknown

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

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

Sad Overthinking Quotes

Sometimes I think too much and then make myself sad.

Over thinking corrupts the mind, destroys happiness, and creates problems that never even existed in the first place.

Overthinking leads to negative thoughts.

I lost my mind trying to figure out yours.

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

I admire the linear and decisive way a certain kind of man thinks, to my curlicue boundless overthinking. J. Courtney Sullivan

It’s always the mind that needs quietening and the heart that needs listening to. Rasheed Ogunlaru

There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts. Unknown

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

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

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

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

You can come out of the repetitive thought patterns by witnessing the thinker inside you. Witnessing will give you the state of no-mind the state of deep inner connectedness. Gradually, you move into the state of pure being the state of pure consciousness. Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

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

Nothing happens by overthinking; then why stress? Is it too hard to sit down and relax! Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Overthinking: the art of creating new problems out of ones that never existed in the first place. Unknown

The best things happen when you’re not overthinking it. Ben Zobrist

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

What if instead of wasting our time overthinking, we focused on the good we might do? Anna Bogel

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