Do you have a catastrophic mindset? What do I mean by that? Let’s see… Are you always thinking worst-case scenario instead of positive thoughts? It may be time to learn to overcome negative thinking.
That is one of my problems. I tend to be really harsh on myself when things don’t go the way I envisioned them or planned for. For some reason, we have this terrible habit of setting unreasonable expectations of ourselves. When things turn out differently, it is easy to feel disappointed and want to give up.
Why do we do this? I believe a lot has to do with self-doubt and the comparison game. You can check out my post on “3 Simple Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt” to learn how I am dealing with this issue.
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Identifying negative thinking
We might have made it a habit to default into negative thinking. In fact, if you don’t think you are a negative thinker, you might just be living in denial. Don’t worry! We all go through phases, but we have the choice to get over it and move on.
According to Psychology Today, these are 3 thinking patterns we should avoid:
- Negative Rumination
- Cynical Hostility
You can read more on these negative thinking patterns to learn what to do instead.
Listen Now: How To Overcome Negative Thinking
What You Will Learn
- About the reasons that trigger our “catastrophic mindset” or negative thinking.
- How to rely on gratitude and contentment to counter our negative thinking.
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