Certain words are associated with all-or-nothing thinking. If you know what they are you can watch out for them and catch yourself when you’re thinking in all-or-nothing terms.
Studies show that if you want to achieve goals and obtain mental & emotional well-being you need to focus on your thoughts.
… why is it even still around? There’s a book from the 80’s called “Getting the Love You Want.” It’s been making the rounds on the self-help circuit and is championed by Oprah (Ref). Oprah sees it as powerful, I see it as taking away power. But the book is counterintuitive to personal growth. It’sContinue reading “This Popular Book Lauded by Oprah Perpetuates Domestic Abuse. It’s Gotta Go”
All-or-nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion, meaning it’s a mental mind fuck. And the person your fucking is yourself. But this thinking spreads outward. And negatively impacts every area of your life including work and relationships. Thinking in all-or-nothing terms negatively impacts your mental and emotional well-being. And it’s likely a habit. This type ofContinue reading “All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It”
Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. They’re like George W. Bush at a press conference and a Middle Eastern gentleman with a shoe. They just don’t work. So when we think in cognitive distortions, we undermine our mental and emotional well-being. Thankfully, we have the power to fix our mindset and get rid of the distortions.Continue reading “15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them”
Plus, how to change them. A lot of common beliefs are negatively impactful. They encourage distorted thinking and can wreak havoc on our mental and emotional well-being. When we’re aware of the harmful thoughts, we can reframe them to improve our mindset. The first step is spotting the little suckers. Below are 3 common andContinue reading “3 Common Beliefs You Need to Ditch ASAP”