HOW MANY OF THESE THOUGHT TRAPS ARE YOU FALLING INTO EVERY DAY?
ANTs & Thought Traps
When we are feeling low or anxious, it is common to have automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). These unhelpful thoughts are subtle, sneaky and can pop into our minds without any effort. As our thoughts, feelings and actions are all interconnected, when we start thinking negatively we start to feel bad- which then impacts our behaviour. Or we think negatively, which impacts how we feel - which then impacts our actions.
On the flip side, improving in one will also impact the others in a positive way.
-Gaining control of your thinking and recognising your "thought traps", will make you feel better and more motivated to take action.
-Taking positive action when you don''t really feel like it, will make you feel more positive, which leads to more positive self-talk.
-Watching funny films or videos or listening to upbeat music can change your mood, leading to more positive thoughts and feelings.
Have a look at the following list of Thought Traps to see if you can recognise any of your thinking patterns.
Tip 117) If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
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