There are so many ways in which our thinking can go wrong. Listed here are only 146 ways that a friend shared.
Knowing this is actually good news. Often our past experiences weave themselves into what my friend referred to as an “emotional bias”, which then shows up in faulty thinking, or “cognitive errors”. Sometimes such thoughts caused anxiety or depression. By reviewing if our thoughts occurred in the above list of 146 fallacies, we could also table these thoughts in a journal and come to a better assessment.
outline the situation that bothers you
note your instinctive response
what could be a reasonable responsible recognizing our cognitive errors linked above?
outline the activity that makes you nervous or anxious
rate your enthusiasm for the activity: 0 being the worst anxiety and 10 being ecstatic