“My name is Maryam, and I jump to conclusions. That woman I just met probably doesn’t like me. Nobody’s going to read this. These thoughts pop up in my head without any conscious effort on my part, and I feel so sure of them. But I have no supporting evidence for these conclusions.”
Maybe you just jumped to the conclusion that you don’t jump to conclusions. That might be true, but you don’t really know whether or not you do until you think hard about it.
Dr Sunil Gupta points out that the way we think, influences the choices we make. We can’t make good choices if we don’t have an accurate view of ourselves, of others and the situations we’re in.
Tools for avoiding Cognitive Distortions
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
- Jumping to Conclusions
- All-or-Nothing Thinking
- External Control Fallacy
- Internal Control Fallacy
- Emotional Reasoning
- Should’s and Ought’s
By reading this and then signing for the workshop you have taken the first step in better thinking for a better life!