Tag Archives: Automatic Thoughts

Challenging Negative Thinking Habits

Jan Lawrence,

  Each thought you have affects how you feel, each feeling you have affects how you behave and there are consequences to every single one of your behaviours, be it positive or negative.  Behaviours that are CONSISTENT become HABITS and …

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Play the “I wonder” game

Jan Lawrence,

The next time you wave to a colleague and they appear to ignore you or someone pushes into the queue in front of you and you start to inwardly boil over, try playing “I wonder” instead of getting dragged into negative thinking.

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Realistic Optimism

Jan Lawrence,

Here is an extract from our Developing Personal Resilience course about learning to become more optimistic.

Highly resilient people have a realistic, optimistic view of the world. This optimism is not fantastical it is based in reality. They persist in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks. They tend to operate from hope of success rather than fear of failure. Setbacks are viewed as due to manageable circumstance rather than personal flaw.

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