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Focusing solely on the negative and ignoring all of the positive.
Black and white thinking, not seeing the grey.
Assuming all experiences and people are the same, based on one negative experience.
Being convinced of something with little to no evidence to support it.
Assuming the worst case scenario, magnifying the negative and minimizing the positive.
Believing that you are at least partially responsible for everything bad that happens around you.
Thinking everything that happens to you is either all your fault or not at all your fault.
Being too concerned over whether everything is fair.
Pointing to others when looking for a cause of any negative event, instead of looking at yourself.
Holding tight to your personal rules on how people ought to behave.
Believing “If I feel it, it must be true!”.
Expecting others to change to suit your needs and desires.
Generalizing one or two instances into an overall judgment, using exaggerated and emotionally loaded language.
Believing that it is absolutely unacceptable to be wrong.
Believing that any good act on your part will be repaid or rewarded.
Gather data about your moods, their source / intensity, and your responses to them.
Become aware of the distortions you are likely to be vulnerable to.
Challenge your harmful or destructive beliefs and restructure them.
Expose yourself to whatever it is that normally provokes a compulsive behavior.
Expose yourself to sensations you are afraid of and recognize they are not dangerous.
Identify the emotion caused by a nightmare and cultivate a new emotion to replace it.
Finish a worst case scenario in your head to see that everything will likely turn out okay.
Relax one muscle group at a time until your whole body is in a state of relaxation.
Bring regularity and calm to your breath and create a sense of balance.
Take a moment to firmly ground yourself in the present.
Break up large tasks into small steps to make them easier to accomplish.
Write down the complete opposite of your automatic, negative thoughts.
Bring to mind all the positive things that you experienced today.
Shift your focus from the negative to the positive.