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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Positive Spin: There Was a lot of Laughter

To bring yourself back from catastrophic thinking, ask yourself how likely it is that your worst fears will actually happen. Are your friends really likely to turn down every dinner invitation from you in the future? Will the disappointing meal seem like a big deal in three years or three months? If you challenge and dispute your exaggerated thinking, you’ll begin to look at the situation differently—at least the conversation at dinner was lively!—and you’ll feel less stressed. 

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