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Unhelpful Thoughts

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Our mind produces thoughts like our heart beats and our lungs breathe. When our mood is low, our inner critic produces a lot of unhelpful, unkind thoughts. Discover more about unhelpful thoughts, how to identify them, and what we can do about them.
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Nikki
WoW!
WoW! i didn't even realize that i needed to notice, acknowledge and counter my "unhelpful", self-critical thoughts. i needed this today. thanks a lot!
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Roger
Mindshift
Challenging your thoughts gives you an opportunity to mindshift and acknowledge these thoughts with a different set of eyes.
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Edna
Inner critic
I don’t need to listen to my inner critic. My criticism of myself is a big problem for me
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Bri
Inner Critic
My inner critics seem to take multiple forms including my mother's very critical voice/voiced opinion fro. My childhood.
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Xanthe
Gibbering brain
My thoughts were a lists of things I need to do and then right there in the middle a big ok’ I’m useless overrode all the others.. I noticed this with a sinking feeling on top of the mounting panic that the things I need to do were generating.. but I noted them. And shall challenge them.
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Melissa
I first had No thoughts, then noticed my breathing and how it seemed off.
I learned that my inner critic is very dominant in my head, and I’m very interested in learning how to change that.
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Davida Chamberlin-Elliott
I felt relaxed snd grateful
I seem to be looking into myself more deeply. I feel that i am really looking at things that truly take my sense of joy away but i am finding there are so few of them that i am surprised
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Friend
Unhelpful thoughts
My inner critic has been louder than I realized. Thank you for the awareness.
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Juliana Oppenheimer
Really want to change
I am always beating myself up and did so during the 20 seconds. I look forward to the following ones that will relate. Thanks
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Rick
Good session
Good to realize these unhelpful thoughts... Where can I find more about the 2 activities you mention at the end?Mindfulness and the challenging of those unhelpful thoughts.
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Nikki
I feel defeated today…although the outcome has not yet been determined
Although I feel any certain way it is my thoughts that will control me and having peaceful thoughts will be the ultimate goal. Mindfulness for thoughts & Challenges of thoughts