15 Best Self-Help Books for Anxiety & Overthinking
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1. The Worry Trick
The Worry Trick by David A. Carbonell PhD
2. Clear Your Mind
Clear Your Mind by Steven Schuster
- How can you stop overthinking
- How to let go of others’ expectations (and your own)
- The main causes of mental clutter
- How to stop talking and start acting
- How to rephrase your negative thoughts Clarity of mind releases you from stress and anxiety.
- Understand how your brain works – biologically and psychologically
- Make better decisions by knowing what you actually want
- Learn the benefits of top-down thinking
- How to release mental energy by minimizing social media involvement
3. The Overthinker’s Guide to Love
The Overthinker’s Guide to Love by Kristen Ruth Smith
4. Unf#ck Your Brain
Unf#ck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D. LPC-S ACS ACN
5. Reclaim Your Brain
Reclaim Your Brain by Joseph A. Annibali, M.D.
6. The Body Keeps The Score
The Body Keeps The Score by Dr. van der Kolk
7. My Grandmother's Hands
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
- Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system.
- Offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.
8. Brain Food: How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind
Brain Food: How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind by Lisa Mosconi
9. Just Eat It
Just Eat It by Laura Thomas
10. Rewire: Change Your Brain
Rewire: Change Your Brain by Richard O'Connor
11. Stop Overthinking
Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present by Nick Trenton
- How to be aware of your negative spiral triggers
- Identify and recognize your inner anxieties
- How to keep the focus on relaxation and action
- Proven methods to overcome stress attacks
- Learn to declutter your mind and find focus
12. A Manual for Living
A Manual for Living by Epictetus
13. Stillness Speaks
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
14. The Untethered Soul
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
15. Women Who Think Too Much
Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
16. Embrace the Chaos
Embrace the Chaos: How India Taught Me to Stop Overthinking and Start Living by Bob Miglani
- What happens when you find yourself in an Indian village with no money and a plane to catch?
- How could an educated urban woman agree to a marriage after two dates?
- What keeps a rural health worker motivated despite the enormous need and such limited ability to help?
- What does trying to catch an insanely overcrowded bus teach you about perfection?
Disadvantages you should know about overthinking
1. People who think too much are easy to grow old
2. People who think too much are tired of living
3. People who think too much are easy to lose
Find yourself thinking too much all the time?
Your problem is reading too little and thinking too much.
- Emotional overload;
- prone to negative beliefs, regrets about the past, and anxiety about the future;
- more social anxiety, fear of being looked down upon by others;
- Think too much, do too little, and act weak.
Thinking about the dangers of too much
In the past, I was harassed by a male boss in the company. Later, it was passed on, and in the mouth of my colleague, it became me to seduce him for promotion. Although I have changed jobs now, I still feel that my colleagues are talking about me behind my back.
Five Signs of Overthinking
I have been troubled by insomnia for a long time. I don't know why, but when I lie down on the bed, my emotions can easily become particularly intense. Either remember what I said during the day and regret it, or I am proud of the little things I did. After calming down, it's actually a little bit of a fart.
1. Difficulty falling asleep, hard to stop thoughts that keep repeating in your mind
2. There are often embarrassing moments in your mind when you are embarrassed
3. Often feel that there is something in other people's words
4. Often regret what you said or didn’t say
5. Regret about the past and worry about the future
How to Stop Overthinking
It is not easy to develop the habit of reading. As soon as I pick up the book, I can't help but want to brush my phone. After persisting for a while, I slowly overcame my inertia.
- history books
- personal growth
- mind novel
4 Ways to Stop Your Overthinking
1. Be aware of your overthinking
2. Cultivate growth-oriented interests
3. Set an alarm for your "thinking"
Psychologists asked people not to think about a white bear, and those who were told not to think about a white bear were the most likely to think of a white bear after the experiment.
4. Accept yourself in the moment