5 Ways to Bring Yourself Back from Negative Thinking

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Stacey Colino on Apr 27, 2009 at 4:12PM

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5 Ways to Bring Yourself Back from Negative Thinking

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The Thought: My Dinner Party Was a Disaster

The food you served at a dinner party was disappointing. Now, you’re thinking, “What if my friends think I’m a horrible cook? What if they never want to come over for dinner again?”

You’re catastrophizing. You tend to make a molehill into a mountain. You contemplate the worst possible scenarios, which increases your stress and anxiety and makes a situation much more threatening than it really is.

Reviewed by: Steven A. King, M.D

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