What are Cognitive Distortions?

What are Cognitive Distortions?

Cognitive distortions are also known as thinking errors, thinking distortions, irrational thoughts, distorted thoughts, and negative automatic thoughts.   Cognitive distortions are ways that you twist up your thinking to see yourself, your situation, and other people in a negative light. They’re basically your mind playing tricks on you; convincing you that you’re not as good as everyone else, people […]

Overcoming Analysis Paralysis

Overcoming Analysis Paralysis I get overwhelmed making decisions. We have so many choices in the United States. This is awesome and paralyzing all at the same time. When you get stuck in overthinking decisions, it’s called analysis paralysis. The overwhelm can cause us not to decide at all or to let other people make decisions for us. Neither of these are […]

Signs You Are an Overthinker

Signs You Are an Overthinker

Wondering if you are an overthinker? Overthinking is common among anxious, perfectionists. It is obsessive thinking or ruminating. Signs you are an overthinker include: second-guessing analyzing everything catastrophizing or expecting the worst insomnia trouble making decisions avoid decision-making and prefer someone else does it regret can’t let things go take things personally even when they aren’t perfectionism self-criticism self-doubt and […]

What contributes to anxiety?

What Contributes to Anxiety?: 6 Things You Need to Stop Doing When You Are Anxious

Some of the hallmarks of anxiety are uncontrollable worry, over-thinking, and ruminating. If you suffer from anxiety, you may wonder what contributes to anxiety. These six behaviors can exacerbate anxiety, so you may find it helpful to make changes in these areas.   1. Watching the news: The news is mostly bad news. When I watched the 11 O’clock news […]

Breathe your way to a Peaceful Life: Breathing Exercises for Stress

Breathing Exercises for Stress Breathing is my favorite stress reliever. It’s quick, easy, and you can do it anywhere. In my opinion, there’s really no wrong way to utilize breathing to reduce stress. In its simplest form you can do it in the grocery store line or between test questions. You don’t actually need any particular technique for breathing exercises […]