Over-analysing...

We all experience little everyday setbacks. They're all part of everyday life and we generally take them in our stride and in time forget about them. Sometimes, however, they hit us hard and we don't even know why as the event itself is very small and probably pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Very often it's not the event itself that is to blame, but it seems to be a trigger for wider issues...

I wish I could say that I've grown wise over the years, that I've learned that people's actions don't necessarily reflect what they think of me, that very often things simply aren't personal. I wish I could. Truth is, I react to most situations on an emotional level and my head doesn't seem to be able to override it with any rational thoughts. I go into overdrive analysing everything and worrying about why somebody said something, why I get a certain reaction or why things happen the way they do... It's not a good thing and it's - at best - distracting me from the things I should really be concentrating on. 

When that happens, I tend to retreat into the safety of my little home. I try to take a step back from social media (though the irony that I'm blogging about it is not lost on me) and concentrate on my immediate surroundings and the people around me. For all the opportunities, new friendships and fun that social media affords us, I feel that there can on occasion also be a darker side to it. Maybe it would be good to remember that a lot of what goes on there is no different to a school playground and that some people never grow out of that kind of behaviour no matter how old they are...

What about you? Do you over-analyse or are you good at being very rational?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hopefully some sunshine.