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Manage Mental Filtering: Recognizing The Bias

To manage this cognitive distortion, you must consciously start to manage negative thought patterns so you can begin to see your efforts and achievements in a more positive light.

First, recognise when mental filtering occurs. A key step to managing a cognitive distortion is to acknowledge its presence. Reflect on how you respond to life events, professional feedback, and social situations. If your glass tends to be half-empty, explore your feelings further by journaling, creating a log of voice notes, or using a habit tracker.

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 Asking your friends or colleagues for an objective opinion on your performance or achievements is a good way to gauge your ability or progress. If you have become entrenched in negative self-talk, listen carefully to what others objectively report.

Mental Filtering can be described as focusing only on the negative aspects of an event, such as I ruined the whole recital because of that one mistake.

Challenging unhelpful thought patterns and becoming more objective can help to avoid the automatic descent into unwarranted negativity.

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