Change Your Thinking: Emotional Reasoning/Jumping to Conclusions

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.

Emotional reasoning: In this situation, we assume that because we feel something, it must be true. It creates an “emotional truth” that often conflicts with the perception of truth.

Jumping to conclusions: Just like it sounds, this is when we judge something without having all the facts, which can often lead to poor decisions causing more harm than good.

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.

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