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 andContinue reading “This Thought Habit Is a Sign of Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)”
Jumping to conclusions is a thinking distortion. It’s when we make assumptions or judgements without knowing all the facts. There are typically two ways that we do this: mind-reading and fortune telling. And the reason we jump to conclusions is because we like to have information. We need it to make decisions and it helpsContinue reading “How Jumping to Conclusions is Keeping You Stuck”
Labeling (or global labeling) is distorted thinking. It’s when we reduce ourselves or others to a single characteristic.
Certain words are associated with all-or-nothing thinking. If you know what they are you can watch out for them and catch yourself when you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms.
All-or-nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion, meaning it’s a mental mind fuck. And the person your fucking is yourself. But this thinking spreads outward. And negatively impacts every area of your life including work and relationships. Thinking in all-or-nothing terms negatively impacts your mental and emotional well-being. And it’s likely a habit. This type ofContinue reading “All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It”
Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. They’re like George W. Bush at a press conference and a Middle Eastern gentleman with a shoe. They just don’t work. So when we think in cognitive distortions, we undermine our mental and emotional well-being. Thankfully, we have the power to fix our mindset and get rid of the distortions.Continue reading “15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them”