From That To This

From That To This

By Stephanie Seferian

Our brains are really darn busy. They're continually processing lots of information; they're also working overtime to keep us out of harm's way. And because they're overworked and underpaid, our brains seek out shortcuts. Sometimes these shortcuts are helpful but often they cause more harm than good. Enter cognitive distortions, which make us anxious, create excessive suffering, and blow our self-esteem to smithereens.  On today's show we flip and reverse these 6 unhelpful thought patterns for greater well-being: [8:00] Overgeneralizations ("Everyone else is doing so much better than me!") [10:00] Negative predictions ("I'm trapped!") [15:00] Jumping to conclusions ("No one loves me as much as I love them!") [19:00] All-or-nothing thinking ("If only I had ...") [25:00] Misplaced self-doubt ("I'm an imposter!") [28:00] Polarized thinking ("My life is a mess!")   Resources mentioned/Further reading: 5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them (via Psychology Today) 6 Thought Patterns That Increase Anxiety (via Psychology Today) A New Earth by Eclhart Tolle -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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