the brain clinic
Believing that people are thinking badly of you without any real evidence that they are.
Jumping to the worst conclusion.
Thinking you’ve failed if things didn’t go 100% right.
‘knowing’ that things are going to go wrong.
Only thinking about the bad things in a situation and ignoring all the good things.
Thinking everything is your fault.
Constantly criticising yourself.
Thinking that nothing is ever good enough.
This is an opinion- it’s an example of beating yourself up. Nobody is entirely ‘good’ or ‘bad’; we’re all somewhere in the middle.
This is a fact. You either told someone the truth or you didn’t- there’s no disputing it.
This is an opinion. It’s an example of all or nothing thinking. It just can’t be true that every single second of your life has been a total disaster. There have probably been some good parts and some bad parts.
This is another fact. Things can only be fact if they are completely undisputable.
This is an opinion. It’s an example of fortune telling. Nobody can see into the future! A more balanced way of thinking would be. “I don’t think I am going to get better but I don’t know for sure”.