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Manage Your Thoughts: Overgeneralizing

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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach
Overgeneralizing is an unhealthy thinking style that can contribute to depression, anxiety, or even increased anger. When you overgeneralize you make assumptions and draw conclusions that are very broad. This can cause you to begin to respond as though there is a pattern of negative events instead of staying focused on the current situation. By beginning to pay more attention to the language you use, you can begin to shift this unhealthy thinking style.