Monday, November 1, 2021

Our thinking patterns largely influence the way we experience life. A lot of times, these patterns can be irrational, and negatively influence your perception of reality.

 

This phenomenon is known as cognitive distortion. Cognitive distortion causes you to reinforce negative thinking or emotions about your life. Examples are catastrophizing, black and white thinking, and overgeneralizing.

 

Of course, we can't be one hundred percent logical and rational all the time, but we can try to see things for what they really are as often as possible.

 

Practice noticing the distortion, and then replacing it with a more constructive and helpful thought. When you start thinking in a more balanced way, your sense of well-being improves and you can bounce back faster.

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