Reblogged from psych-facts
Earlier, I wrote “12 Types and Examples of Cognitive Distortions.” I later then asked you guys if you have solutions such as personal experiences for overcoming them (here). I read most of them and they were all fantastic. Specifically, one of you emailed me with whole list of solutions to share with everyone. Here they are:
Mind Reading - Confront the person instead of trying to mind read them. For example, tell them what’s been on your mind and ask them to verify if it’s true. Say something like “I’ve been thinking that you possibly like me, is that true?”
Catastrophize - It’s hard to believe that there is hope when it seems like the future is all black and gray. This one is tough to overcome when something bad happens to us as our emotions run high. However, over time, we can learn to prove our fate wrong.
Filtering - If you do remember the bad, then try and remember the good, balance out the memories. Yes there was that time that little Susan tried to make your life hell, but then again there was also that time where everyone had a water balloon fight and you had a lot of fun.
Polarized thinking – think of it as… a person can’t be completely bad, and a person can’t be completely good either. There is always something that’ll make someone look bad even though people think of him/her as good and vice versa.