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)”
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.
Studies show that if you want to achieve goals and obtain mental & emotional well-being you need to focus on your thoughts.
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”
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 andContinue reading “3 Common Beliefs You Need to Ditch ASAP”