Rumination is an entirely detrimental waste of time with no benefits for anybody. Mistakes are inevitable, but if we learn from them and move forward better and stronger then everybody gains. There are hidden dangers to ruminating; adverse effects on both physical and mental health. Click here for more information
Thrive Global have a good blog on How to Fight Negativity and Kickstart Self-Worth
Psychology Today has a couple of great blogs on ruminating. Here’s an excerpt from one:
“Replaying conversations in your head or imagining catastrophic outcomes over and over again isn’t helpful. But solving a problem is.
Ask yourself whether your thinking is productive. If you are actively solving a problem, such as trying to find ways to increase your chances of success, keep working on solutions.
If, however, you’re wasting your time ruminating, change the channel in your brain. Acknowledge that your thoughts aren’t helpful, and get up and go do something else for a few minutes to get your brain focused on something more productive.” Read the full article here for great information on how to stop yourself from worrying.