I used to have trouble with the reeling in of the overthinking. Before a new experience, be it a job, event, appointment or just about anything - in the days leading up anxiety would grow and grow bigger and bigger until at the worst times I’d just psych myself out and hole up whenever possible.
So I realized that wasn’t working.
There was no big epiphany.
I just decided to try and not let the thoughts in as much. When I’d recognize them, I’d switch them to a different mind place. Random. Anything. After awhile it was easier. Though never completely gone away, the overthinking anxiety spiral can be beaten into submission. It’s just about trying not to second guess stuff. Trust all you know to get you where you need.
You probably know a lot!