Tag: cognitive distortions

  • The Should Thinking Trap. How to Break Free With Real-Life Solutions

    Ever found yourself caught in the “Should Thinking” trap? Wondering what the “Should Thinking” trap is and if it’s holding you back? Let’s break it down and explore how this thinking trap can affect real-life situations. The Should Thinking Trap  A thinking trap is a pattern of thought where you get stuck in unhealthy ways…

  • Example of Emotional Reasoning in the Media

    You need to reject toxic advice in your environment if you want to achieve goals and mental wellness. Here’s an example.

  • Fake Trends Are Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health, Here’s How to Stop Them

    “Trend” used to describe something that was popular. You would see real world (empirical) evidence, like people actually wearing or doing the thing that was trending.  But the word “trend” or “trending” got a silent rebrand. And now, while “trend” is still used to describe things that are popular (like on Twitter when a topic…

  • This Thought Habit Is a Sign of Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

    Blaming is a cognitive distortion. Meaning, it’s a thinking style common among those with depression and anxiety. Blaming is when we: Blaming and Low Emotional Intelligence When you blame others, you get stuck in finding where to place blame instead of focusing on growth and achieving goals. When you blame outside factors, you limit yourself…

  • How Jumping to Conclusions is Keeping You Stuck

    Jumping to conclusions is a thinking distortion. It’s when we make assumptions or judgements without knowing all the facts. There are typically two ways that we do this: mind-reading and fortune telling. And the reason we jump to conclusions is because we like to have information. We need it to make decisions and it helps…

  • 11 Ways Labeling is Destroying your Mental Health

    Labeling (or global labeling) is distorted thinking. It’s when we reduce ourselves or others to a single characteristic.

  • 33+ Examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking

    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.

  • All-Or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and What It Looks Like

    All-or-nothing thinking is a thought distortion, meaning it is skewed thinking that gives you a false perception. This skewed thinking spreads outward. So if you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms it is likely negatively impacting your mental health and every area of your life. And it’s likely a habit. Fortunately, simply knowing what all-or-nothing thinking is…

  • Cognitive Distortions—What They Are and Why You Need to Know About Them

    Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. Because cognitive distortions undermine our mental and emotional well-being. And when we think with cognitive distortions we limit ourselves. We get in the way of our personal growth, our development and limit our potential success. Luckily, we have the power to overcome cognitive distortions! The first step is knowing what…