What is Rumination?
Rumination is the psychological term for extreme over-thinking, going over the same thing repeatedly. When you ruminate, you can't get events, experiences or conversations out of your head.
Why Do People Ruminate?
We overthink because we have not resolved an issue, feel we could have done something better or feel that we could have controlled the issue.
Effects of Rumination
Prolonged ruminating leads to stress, sadness and depression.
The Solution: How to Stop Ruminating
- Learn to recognize that you are ruminating
- Talk to someone
- Listen to music, read a book or engage in an activity that takes your mind off things.
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