Caught in a thinking trap

Have you ever noticed that your mind tends to so easily wander down a path of negativity and uncertainty? You are not alone. You, and everyone else, have experienced what are known as cognitive distortions. This is when your mind convinces you to believe negative and untrue things about yourself, others, and the world around you. These thinking patterns are not grounded in facts, hence the name distortion, and while experiencing fleeting negative thoughts is not necessarily a problem, they can quickly become problematic for your mental and emotional health when you find yourself stuck in them. It is important that we are able to identify these cognitive distortions when they are happening so that we can work to reframe and redirect our thoughts towards more helpful, honest outlooks.

For more information on how to identify the different types of cognitive distortions you may be experiencing, please refer to the article attached below written by Sandra Silva Casabianca. Her article generously provides an overview of 15 common cognitive distortions along with clear examples of each. She offers some clever tips on how to retrain your brain to stop engaging in cognitive distortions and negative thinking patterns.

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