I learned that I know more than I thought, my gap is in how to change actions
Today I learned that letting automatic thoughts lead me will cause misperception. I need to slow down to identify the truth. Then identify automatic thoughts. Are they based in reality or an interpretation? Once I figure this out I will ease and be more confident.
Pain and fear
When distressed or unhappy, tense or strained take a moment to explore what was going through my mind.
Gather more facts and correct the truth
Challenge your mind to be fair and factual in seing the world
Emotions running amuck
Exactly what I needed to hear after mulling over my actions and reactions to a similar situation.
Learning about relationships
I learned that I need to slow down and think before reacting
I learned that you should give time for one’s response before assuming anything
I learned to not allow automatic thoughts cause me to prejudge a situation, and to pause so I can make a fair, informed assessment.
I am sharing this with my daughter. This is her exactly. I believe we all use automatic thoughts to an extent. But I am always glass half full
I feel like I’m doing better with these reactive thoughts. Just being aware. Trying.