Do you ever have negative thoughts and/or feelings? Does your attitude lean towards the negative side of things? Is the glass half full or half empty? We all have some twisted thoughts from time to time, but if these thoughts are reinforced or continue without being challenged, they will cause increased anxiety, depression, poor performance, difficulties in relationships and other undue stress in your life.
This can be a polarizing “always and never” mindset that life is either going perfectly or it’s a disaster. My loved one didn’t eat the cake I made, so he must be mad at me. We all want things to go perfectly, but putting unrealistic expectations on situations and people puts too much weight on yourself.
This session is part of the Change Your Thinking series of programs on the caregiver mindset. Recorded sessions are 30 minutes or less in length.
- Discounting the Positive – video not available
- Emotional Reasoning/Jumping to Conclusions
- Magnifying or Minimizing
- Mental Filters
- Should Statements and Personalizing the Blame