When you’re an over-thinker just getting to work in the morning can be exhausting. Social scientists tell us that this kind of worrying comes out of a misguided attempt to take control in our lives by “planning” for every outcome. But, if you spend an hour in the morning debating whether bringing donuts to the office will make people simply happy or ruin every work relationship you have (Come on. This is easy. Everyone likes donuts. Right? But what about the people who are trying to lose weight will they think you’re passive aggressively sabotaging their efforts? Or what about the gluten free folks? Will they be offended that you didn’t bring them a gluten free option? And so on). Yeah. Being an over-thinker can sure suck the joy out of even the most joyful act. Unless of course, we’re making jokes about being an over-thinker. That’s about the only time that being an over-thinker is great.
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