Like our stomachs, our minds are hurt more often by overeating than by hunger.

Petrarch

Hello, my name is Todd and I’m an overthinker.

Hi Todd…

But what if you’re really good at overthinking? Like, you’re a ninja-level overthinker? Without even knowing that you’re doing it, you’re doing it – stealth and speed combined so the mind is always prepared with a random thought, spun through the air like a razor sharp throwing star.

For instance, it took several minutes of overthinking for me to decide whether or not to write about overthinking. There were the logistics, the ramifications, the matter of a good title. In fact, as I’m writing this paragraph, I’m still thinking about what the title should be while arguing with myself about how dumb this idea really is. I mean, even if you’re supposed to write what you know, there’s things that other people don’t need to know, right?

Which, the more I think about it, overthinking might not even be what Petrarch is talking about in the first place and I’m just wasting everyone’s time, my own included.

What do you think?