Our mind controls everything. I’ve been saying this a lot lately, because I’ve been hyper-focused on it. For better or worst, what we think, determines so much of our life. This is something that I’m studying (books, therapy, conversations) and finding ways to grow in areas that I would consider unhealthy. Here’s a breakdown of all ten unhelpful thinking styles.
Sometimes called ‘black and white thinking’.
Only paying attention to certain types of evidence.
There are two key types of jumping to conclusions:
Assuming that because we feel A certain way what we think must be true.
Assigning labels to ourselves or other people.
Seeing a pattern based upon a single event, or being overly broad. The conclusions we draw.
Discounting the good things have happened or that you have for some reason or another
Blowing things out of proportion (catastrophizing), or inappropriately shrinking something to make it seem less important.
Using critical words like ‘should’, ‘must’, or ‘ought’ can make us feel guilty, or like we have already failed.
Blaming yourself or taking responsibility or something that wasn’t completely your fault. Conversely, blaming other people for something that was your fault.