50 Stop Overthinking Quotes To Keep Insomnia At Bay

50 Stop Overthinking Quotes To Keep Insomnia At Bay

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While everyone overthinks situations from time to time, certain people are continually swamped with thoughts. If you’re an overthinker, you’ll understand exactly what that is like. You can’t stop thinking about a problem – for example, a health concern or a job dilemma – and you can’t seem to get it out of your head while you urgently try to find some meaning or solution. Considering everything you could have done differently, second-guessing every decision you make, and picturing all the worst-case scenarios can be very taxing.

On the other hand, overthinking is a difficult habit to break. You can even convince yourself that devoting a lot of time to brooding over a problem would lead to the best solution, but this is rarely the case. In fact, the more time and energy you devote to contemplating something, the less time and energy you have to act on it.

So, here are these overthinking quotes to show you that you’re not alone in this phase.

Stop Overthinking Quotes

Overthinking situations does not make them better; in fact, your negative ideas can increase the chances of things going wrong and worsen your worries. Overthinking is harmful, we should work towards stopping it. Here are some quotes that encourage you to stop overthinking.

“If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”

Dalai Lama

“Thinking has, many a time, made me sad, darling; but doing never did in all my life… My precept is, ‘Do something, my sister, do good if you can; but, at any rate, do something’.”

Elizabeth Gaskell

“Overthinking is parasitic. It’s viral. It’s deadly, even. Letting yourself fall victim to overthinking doesn’t just kill your happiness, it destroys who you are. The mind is a beautiful and complex thing, and the only person who can hurt it is yourself.”

Genereux Philip

“Sometimes you gotta stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned. But how they were meant to be.”


“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”

Robert Herjavek
Stop Overthinking Quotes
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

“Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.”

John Collins

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

Clement Stone

“The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust.”

L.J. Vanier.

“Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday. Let it go.”


“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

Mark Twain
Stop Overthinking Quotes
“Live in the real world, not in the world of constant thinking.”

“Stop overthinking. You can’t control everything, just let it be.”


“The more you overthink the less you will understand.”

Habeeb Akande

“Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you.”

Natsume Sōseki

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

Gautam Buddha

“Stop overthinking, put more energy on what you really want to do.”

Amit Ray
Stop Overthinking Quotes
“Do not overthink it. Breathe and have faith that all will work out for the very best.”

“Don’t overthink yourself out of something good!”

Akosua Dardaine Edwards

“Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place.”

Jayson Engay

“The sharpest minds often ruin their lives by overthinking the next step, while the dull win the race with eyes closed.”

Bethany Brookbank 

“They say, ‘Look before you leap.’ So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure.”

Vironika Tugaleva

“Only about two percent of one percent of our thoughts deserve to be taken seriously.” 

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Stop Overthinking Quotes
“Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know all the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.”

“Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life.”

Leah Braemel

“Don’t overthink life. Trust that you made the right decision and continue to grow.”


“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.”

Anthony Hopkins

“Worrying about how things might go wrong, doesn’t help things to go right.”

Karen Salmansohn

“We drink the poison our minds pour for us and wonder why we feel sick.”


Funny Overthinking Quotes

Accepting that there’s not much you can do about a situation that’s bothering you can be difficult, but overthinking about it won’t help. To help distract you from your qualms, feel less alone, and help you get out of your head, here are some funny overthinking quotes.

Overthinking Quotes Funny
“If only thoughts had an off switch.”

“My mind decides to run when normal people sleep.”


“Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.”


“I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.”


“My nights are for overthinking. My mornings are for oversleeping.”


“My brain has too many tabs open.”

Overthinking Quotes Funny
“Shut up, mind.”

“I’ve got thoughts more tangled than my headphones.”


“A unicorn doesn’t stand around and worry about what other unicorns think of it. It just sparkles.”


“You don’t go through something in your mind a hundred times and call it a rehearsal.”

Emma Xu

“Brain: I can see you’re trying to sleep, can I offer a selection of your worst memories from the last 10 years?”


Late Night Overthinking Quotes

When we spend too much time analyzing our problems and challenges, we only make matters worse for ourselves. Furthermore, constant overthinking might lead to a lot of sleepless nights. If you’re dealing with insomnia caused by overthinking, here are some relatable late night overthinking quotes.

“Overthinking is a dream-killer. Sometimes you can drown yourself in your own thoughts.”

Steve Maraboli
Late Night Overthinking Quotes
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.”

“My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.”


“On the nights I can’t sleep, like that one, like so many recently, I wish I could just turn my mind off like a lamp.”

Iain Reid

“Nothing is louder than overthinking after midnight.”


“Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again.”

Paul Simon

“Do you know that awesome feeling when you get into bed, fall right asleep, stay asleep all night and wake up feeling refreshed? Me neither.”

Late Night Overthinking Quotes
“I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much.”

“I over analyse situations because I’m scared of what may happen if I’m not prepared for it.”

Turcois Ominek

“Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.” 

Clifton Fadiman

Overthinking is a very common problem these days, but it’s up to you to decide if it’s affecting your mental health. Recognize when you’re sliding into a negative pattern as the first step to breaking it.

Some ways to avoid overthinking are meditating, diverting your focus, or staying occupied. Sometimes it just takes a little innovative thinking to break you out of overthinking cycle. Consider approaching your situation from a fresh perspective, concentrating on what you can control—the next step you can take, that might help!

If you liked reading these quotes, then you can also check out these 45 Cheer Up Quotes To Lighten Up Your Mood On Bad Days!

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