This Thought Habit Is a Sign of Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Blaming is a cognitive distortion. Meaning, it’s a thinking style common among those with depression and anxiety. Blaming is when we: think other people are responsible for our emotions; or think outside factors are the cause for our stress/failure/etc.; or take on responsibility for other people’s emotions or things outside of our control. Blaming and…

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7 Examples of Emotional Reasoning and 11 Ways It’s Keeping You Stuck

Emotional reasoning is when you let how you feel define reality. So even if you don’t have proof, you believe something to be true or false because you feel it is.

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Want to Reduce Stress and Stop Overthinking? Try This.

If you want to reduce stress and stop overthinking you need to stop defining yourself by your thoughts and your emotions. Unfortunately, most people do just that without even realizing it. For example: “I’m angry” or “I feel it, so it must be true.” It’s become an unconscious habit. The good news is that this…

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7 Steps to Increase Your Confidence and Self-Love

Labeling is a common thinking distortion. A thinking distortion is when our perception is skewed. So we don’t see reality, we see a spin on reality. And that spin is usually negative. Labeling is negative and wreaks havoc on your mental and emotional well-being. Especially your confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and self-love. Labels keep you stuck…

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11 Ways Labeling is Destroying your Mental Health

Labeling (or global labeling) is distorted thinking. It’s when we reduce ourselves or others to a single characteristic.

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If Someone Says This They’re Trying to Manipulating You

People have been emotionally manipulating others for ages. Probably since the beginning of time. Maybe they do it without realizing. Or maybe they think it’s OK. Whatever the case, they’re going to keep doing it until we no longer fall for it. A popular form of manipulation is either-or statements. But they don’t need to…

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Cognitive Distortions—What They Are and Why You Need to Know Them if You Want to Be Successful

Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. Because cognitive distortions undermine our mental and emotional well-being. And when we think with cognitive distortions we limit ourselves. We get in the way of our personal growth, our development and limit our potential success. Luckily, we have the power to overcome cognitive distortions! (that’s what I did, read more…

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3 Common Beliefs You Need to Ditch ASAP

Plus, how to change them. A lot of common beliefs are negatively impactful. They encourage distorted thinking and can wreak havoc on our mental and emotional well-being. When we’re aware of the harmful thoughts, we can reframe them to improve our mindset. The first step is spotting the little suckers. Below are 3 common and…

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Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process

Thanksgiving is next week and this year is unlike any other. Many of us have made the difficult decision not to spend the holiday with our family. As someone who has previously spent Thanksgiving without family I can relate to how tough this may be. In this article I show you how to use emotional…

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19 Ways to Effectively Handle Uncertainty So You Can Stop Worrying and Start Living: Pandemic Edition

Thoughts are the most powerful thing we possess. When we change them, we have the ability to change our entire lives.

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