How to channel intrusive thoughts

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I picked up “I think too much” by Christel Petitcollin (Amazon link) randomly at a bookstore.

It’s an interesting piece, where the author argues that introverts suffering from intrusive thoughts are often misjudged and inequitably diagnosed bipolar or schizophrenic.

Their minds never let them rest, even at night. They are fed up with their doubts, their questions, their acute awareness of things, their overdeveloped senses, unable to miss any detail. They just want to disconnect their minds, but they mostly suffer from being different, misunderstood and hurt by today’s world.

The book offers advice on how to deal with sensory sensitivity in everyday life and suggests various strategies for turning the burden of deep cognitive processing into an advantage.

Fun fact - in Polish the title reads “How to think less”.

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