Do you tend to over-think things? The difference between well-considered thoughtfulness and decision paralysis might simply be an avoidance of emotion.
I write a regular article at GoodTherapy.org. This month the focus is on people who get stuck going over and over a situation in their head, exhausted that they can’t figure out the perfect way to handle it. My sense is that usually there’s something more at play. The article is called Rethinking Over-Thinking: Are You Getting in Your Own Way? Feel free to leave a comment there and let me know what you think.
Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert. He practices counseling in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working with men and their families for over 10 years. Justin is on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity. He can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion, all with the goal of becoming the man you want to be.