Hope. To Yourself…. Unless you think about your thoughts, they are "automatic" or "just happen". Since they "just happen" they don't always tell you the truth. Sometimes they even lie to you .
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Others Opinions can be biased or wrong, yet we treat our own opinions of ourselves as indisputable.
Don’t Blindly accept your insults.
Other ways of seeing it…
How did you feel or act after disputing?
Automatic Negative Thoughts
Don’t invite them to your picnic!
Here are a few…
All or nothing thinking. “There is nothing to do.” or “I’m the worst basketball player in the city.”
Blame – most poisonous ant. When you blame your problems on others, you become powerless to change them.
Focusing on the Negative – when you only see the negative and can’t find a silver lining.
Fortune Telling – Predict a negative outcome. “Why should I study, I’m just going to fail.” This way of thinking is often a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Mind Reading – You believe what another person is thinking when they haven’t even told you. This is a common reason why people have trouble in relationships.
“I didn’t study enough.”
Addresses what comes next.
“I’ll be grounded for life.”
“I may have to do extra credit to bring up my grade.”
What can you do to stop the worst thing from happening?
What is the Best that can happen?
What can you do to get the best thing to happen?
What is the most likely thing that will happen?
What can I do to Handle the most likely thing?