Articles by Denise W. Anderson on looking for thinking patterns that lead to negative emotions:
How to Recognize and Change Distorted Thinking Patterns. Thoughts and actions are integrally connected. If thought patterns are irrational, then inappropriate actions will follow. Identification of thought patterns allows them to be changed.
You Must Be Exaggerating! Exaggeration isn’t just for little white lies, it is a distorted thought process that creates emotional tidal waves that sweep away everything in their path. Learn how to rein it in with these tips.
How Children Develop a Guilt Complex. Fault finding often leads to physical punishment, and frequently is administered to more than the guilty party. Unproductive guilt and its accompanying negative emotions are a byproduct.
How to Protect Your Family From Your Own Guilty Conscience. Guilt is the body’s red flag to let you know when you have done something wrong. If you have a guilty conscience, your family is at risk. Take the steps necessary to protect them now.
Assumptions and the Problems They Cause. Assumptions are a part of our everyday lives. Every decision we make is based upon them. The problem occurs when we make decisions based on assumptions that we have not validated or proven correct.
What is Your Biggest Fear? Fear is a difficult emotion. It freezes a person in their tracks and causes physical symptoms that just won’t go away. Worry is its constant companion. Recognizing what we fear is the first step.
I’m Not Complaining, I’m Just Venting. Whether we are complaining or venting, we are finding and telling others about the negative in our lives. Unfortunately, it does not solve the problems we are facing, it only creates more of them!
Is Self-Doubt Undermining Everything You Do? Self-doubt is like a contagious virus that gets into our blood stream, leaving us too weak to stand up for what we know is right. It increases our vulnerability and leaves us destitute and alone.
Having Issues? Use the Three R’s: Rethink, Relax, Refocus. Difficulties come to us from many different sources. Use this simple strategy to get your life back on track, no matter what you are dealing with.
Are Your Expectations Too High? Our expectations can either make our break us. If they are too low, we live our lives bored and unfulfilled. If they are too high, they can cause us emotional turmoil.
Three Reasons Others May Seem Cold and Distant. When others seem cold and distant, we automatically assume that they do not like us or are angry with us. This may not be the case. Check out these three things that could be issues.