Identifying and Correcting Irrational Thought Patters

  1. Awfulizing: “This is the worst thing that could ever happen!” People tend to do this with everyday things, when it’s more likely that it’s just “unfortunate”. You internalize the language you use, so if you’re using extremes, like “awful” or “horrible”, it’s going to kill your motivation to solve the problem because it will seem insurmountable.

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Gary Marinin

Gary Marinin

Author, English teacher and forgiveness coach