How to activate your brain's superpowers.
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Take a moment to rethink your thoughts.
Jeffrey S. Nevid Ph.D., ABPP
Read any good minds lately? What about your own?
How do my thoughts drive my emotions? What thought triggers make me feel the way I do?
I think, therefore it must be so. (Not.)
Are you tired of fighting against anxiety and fear? It may be time to just accept it and let it pass through.
Is it steering you in the right direction?
Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Does your self-talk push your emotional buttons?
Change the thought, change the game.
Turn negative emotions off at the tap.
Think. Rethink. Repeat.
Don’t put your eggs in other people’s baskets.
Stop the guilt talk in your head.
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Come to think of it, what's the good of worry or guilt?
Catching intrusive thoughts is a first step to replacing them.
Defusing anger by changing what you say to yourself.
Anger is not just an emotion; it's a state of mind.
Are your beliefs about the stock market costing you money?
What's on your automatic mind?
How does anxiety affect you?
Learn to breathe deeply to calm yourself down.
Talking back to your "buts" can help you get unstuck.
A feeling is not right or wrong. It just is. Feelings are facts.
Talk back to the negative voices in your head.
Pluck those negative thoughts out of your head and replace them with rational alternatives.
For change to occur, we need to shift from the “whys” to the “hows” and “whats”
What are the thought triggers for negative emotions?
Try a Minute Therapist exercise to see how your thoughts are connected to your feelings.
An unexamined thought can play havoc with your emotions.
What can you do this very minute to change how you think, what you do, and how you feel?
Jeffrey Nevid, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist in New York specializing in CBT and a Professor of Psychology at St. John's University.