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BE: HAPPY THOUGHTS

When you’re feeling down, do you dwell on your thoughts and feelings looking for ways to solve the problems that are making you miserable? That’s a normal response, but it may not be the best one. There’s a growing mountain of evidence that overthinking is bad for you. Studies show that overthinking harms concentration and makes it harder to do everyday things like reading and writing.

If you happen to be someone who overthinks, here’s a little secret that could lead to a happier you—quit dwelling on the negative and focus on the positive. Find ways to redirect your thoughts to happier ones and don’t obsess over your problems. Becoming happier means learning how to stop overthinking your negative experiences, putting them in perspective, and not letting get in the way of how you feel about yourself and your life as a whole!