If you haven't taken the time to read the past 2 blogs this week, please take a moment to do so. They are very short but informative! We are talking about "stinkin' thinking " or also called, in our therapy world, cognitive distortions. Today I am mentioning 2 that are very common and equally damaging.
We all fall prey to these styles of thinking from time to time. The key is to not fall into this pattern all of the time. As Teri mentioned yesterday, they're a twist on real thinking patterns, so it can be tricky. Let's go over 3 more "stinkin" styles:
3. Mental Filter: This is where we focus on a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively, creating tunnel vision, so that the reality of the situation becomes lost.
Do you have "Stinkin' Thinking"? Many people suffer from cognitive distortions that lead to difficulty in relationships. A cognitive distortion is a thought that seems real in your head, but is twisted by the style of thinking and makes it harder to see the situation clearly. The 10 cognitive distortions we cover this week will help you get clarity on the slippery slope of irrational thoughts. Remember these thoughts can seem logical and possible, but they create an irrational extreme that causes difficulty in thinking clearly about situations