Love TK’s analogy of the fruit roll up and ring pop.
I keep looking at the fruit roll up, not eating it, not putting it away, not tossing it. Just continuously think about it and stare at it.
Occasionally, I get a candy fix and have a ring pop. But when the ring pop is done, I go back to eyeing the fruit roll up….
It applies to so many aspects of my life. I overthink things, then put it aside or distract myself without resolving the initial issue, then it eventually comes back out then I overthink it for awhile again.