It’s possible that your hyper awareness is a sign of anxiety. The essence of anxiety is an inability to quiet the mind. Unabated, it can cause significant distress that disrupts one’s quality of life.
The good news about anxiety is that it is highly treatable. Counseling and medication work for many people.
It seems that the more you distract yourself from thinking, the better you do. When you think about thinking, you seem more anxious. In that case, you should focus on activities that are distracting. You might try meditation and yoga techniques, or other activities that calm your mind.
Music might help. Exercise also serves as a good stress reliever. Many people find that it mentally soothes their minds and makes them tired. The more you distract yourself with healthy mind-quieting activities, the better you will feel and the less of a problem this will be.
Therapy is the ideal treatment for your concerns. You will learn specific techniques to address you hyper-focused mind and once you do, this problem should become a thing of the past. Good luck and please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle