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Manage Your Thoughts: Overgeneralizing

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Healthy Mind
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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor
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.
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Never and always
I’m going to see how often I use these. It’ll help me realize I’m over generalizing
Always, never etc
I am going to watch how often I use these words in my daily activities. If I need to be more alert to my actions and adjust my thoughts