If you don't like something that happens and you cannot change it, at least change the way you think about it!
Triggers that cause negative thinking:
- Overgeneralizing: assuming that because it happened once, it will happen again.
- Catastrophizing: predicting and expecting the worst outcome.
- Mind-reading: believing that you know what others are thinking.
- Exaggerating: giving negative events more importance than they deserve.
- Personalizing: taking things very personally without evidence to support it.
- Blaming yourself: accepting blame--"it's all my fault."
- Extremes: using extremist words, like "always," "never," "nobody," and so on.
Cynthia Bischoff | February 22, 2014 at 1:00 am | URL: http://wp.me/p2Eg6X-11b