Introspection vs Overthinking

The Brain Library

The information in our Brain is like a library that keeps getting more books as we age. It is so vast that it is easy to get lost in it.

Overthinking — Reading familiar books over and over

· Comfortable reading

Introspection — Using Library guide to find the right book

· Difficult to find the right book

3 steps for introspection

So, you are in the brain library and you want to introspect. Here’s how you do it: -

1. Identify what you are looking for

This step safeguards you from overthinking

2. Find the right books

Use the library guide to know if you have enough information to solve the problem on your own. If not then gather relevant information (new books)

3. Read the books

Review the information stored in your brain. Analyze the information and draw conclusions from it. Note down the conclusions to avoid re-reading.

Completion of Introspection — Action (use your conclusions to test them)

Example of Introspection

Problem — What hobby should I pursue?

Example of Overthinking

I used to be so happy in college, Ohh I miss college, how good was the mess food, Who used to cook the chicken? What was his name? I can’t remember the name. What was his name ….



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Aayu Kharbanda

Aayu Kharbanda

An ambitious guy trying to disrupt education industry.