Twisted thinking describes how some people have a skewed or distorted view and way of thinking about how they see events in relation to themselves and their actions. For example; black and white/all or nothing approach, overgeneralisation, focusing on a single negative rather than the whole picture, jumping to conclusions, discounting the positives, magnifying the negatives and minimising positives, labelling, making “should statements”, emotional reasoning, and blaming yourself when things don’t go as planned.
Here are few tips we have to untwist your thinking :
- Identify the Distortion – Write down your negatives thoughts so you can see which of the ten cognitive distortions you’re involved in. This will make it easier to think about the problem in a more positive and realistic way.
- Examine the Evidence – Instead of assuming that your negative thought is true, examine the actual evidence for it. For example, if you feel that you never do anything right…
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