What does it mean to ruminate? Ruminations are negative thoughts associated with anxiety and depression. These thoughts become repetitive, excessive thoughts that interfere with our daily activities. Rumination makes a situation more stressful. This thinking may reflect on a problem that may lead you to a solution. This will help you process the emotions that is associated with the things you just experienced. Rumination may lead to brooding, but it is not a positive way of rehashing the experience because you become less proactive in the situation, which adds to the negative mood. Ruminations may make you feel helpless and hopeless, and you may have difficulty finding solutions to the problem. Ruminations may make you more frustrated because of the time you have spent repeating these thoughts repeatedly.

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