This article talks about how it is a normal human function to think about mistakes they've made and sometimes overthink about them. Some people have issues with this and can go to extremities of not being able to stop thinking about what they did wrong. In this article, they use the term "ruminating," which means to think deeply, or go into a thoughtful consideration on something. Scientists have conducted studies that show people who constantly worry about their past or future could cause psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders. This article talks about rumination as a cycle that causes repetitive thoughts, and having a negative thoughts about the event. The article also talks about ways of treating the cycle of rumination like being mindful and in control of your thoughts. This article relates to the mental illness unit of health because it touches on the subject of mental health and what can be done to help with it. I found this article interesting because I would have never guessed that worrying about the past could cause such a variety of disorders.
How often do you worry about the past or future? How do you feel after you've had those thoughts?
Do you think that worrying has a great negative impact on people?
What are some ways that you deal with your worries?