Originally posted on Oaktown vibes:
What an excellent post by OV. Very well written and full of very useful info.
I just want to add that we also have to be sensitive and recognize Thought or Cognitive Distortions. Our minds have a persistent way of leading us towards irrational or extreme thinking patterns that affect our perception of reality. These inaccurate thoughts reinforce negative thinking. Once we can recognize them, we can learn to challenge them. There’s about 50 common thought distortions and I’m posting about 10 with info on how to replace them.
How to Become Mindful of Your Cognitive Distortions? Try printing this article by Dr. Alice Boyes, PhD and highlighting the cognitive distortions you think apply to you. You then pick one cognitive distortion at a time and keep a running list for a week of how that cognitive distortion manifests in your life. (Source: Psychology Today)
Just a reminder, dont let these guys live in your head without paying rent… lol
Check out Oaktown vibes… his posts are excellent!
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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Have you ever heard someone say,” I’m trying to stay positive but I can’t get rid of these negative thoughts…”? I’m sure we all have, and we’ve even said it ourselves, but this just isn’t true. Just like we can allow negative thoughts to consume us from the inside out, we can switch our thoughts, just as easily.
The habit of focusing on negative thoughts took time and practice over an extended period of time. Our actions are a direct reflection of our thoughts. Our thoughts turn into habits, and our habits over time have turned into consistent…
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