What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Grappling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts
David A. Clark Ph.D.
Some people are inclined to overthink their thoughts, feelings, and actions, causing a spike in anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions.
When distressed, we struggle to control a barrage of negative thinking. It’s easy to assume that a failure in mental control means you have to try harder.
How we respond to uninvited spontaneous thoughts will determine how much they bother us.
David A. Clark, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.