Sometimes we need to take a step back to get unstuck. Use this simple technique to gain clarity and put yourself in the right direction.
Did you know you can train your brain to look out for certain words and negative thought processes?
Emotional reasoning is when you determine that how you feel defines reality. So even if you don’t have any proof, you assume something is either true or false because you feel it is. Emotional reasoning is different than intuition or gut instinct. Intuition is a communication from the unconscious mind. Emotional reasoning is the inabilityContinue reading “7 Examples of Emotional Reasoning and 11 Ways It’s Keeping You Stuck”
If you want to rise to a higher level of consciousness you need to stop defining yourself by your thoughts and your emotions. Unfortunately, most people currently define themselves by their thoughts and emotions without even realizing it. For example: “I’m angry” or “I feel like it’s true so it must be true.” It’s becomeContinue reading “Want to Rise to a Higher Level of Consciousness? Here’s How”
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.
Self-justification leads us down a destructive path. It keep us from growing and improving. It’s terrible energy, and can lead to harmful behaviors. Simply put, it sucks. Self-justification is easy to define (it’s literally when we justify our actions). But it’s not so easy to spot. So to stop this nasty habit, we need toContinue reading “Self-Justification and Cognitive Dissonance Explained Using an Episode of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina””
Thought Shifting Thought shifting is when we identify intrusive, unproductive and/or negative thoughts and replace them with positive, productive thoughts. Note: thought shifting focuses on replacing unproductive thoughts while other techniques (eg: mindfulness) focus on stopping the thought or allowing the thought to float away. Why Thought Shifting Is Key Our thoughts define how weContinue reading “Why Thought Shifting Is the Game Changer You Need for Success…and How to Get Started”
Control is a very complex and important topic that impacts every area of our lives including: friendships, love relationships, career, mental health and family. However, it’s not really discussed openly or often. This article defines psychological and emotional control, why it’s important and how we may experience it in our lives. Understanding Control Control isContinue reading “You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.”
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 emotionalContinue reading “Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process”