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Reframing black and white thinking

Reframing black and white thinking

  • Notice extreme words like 'always', 'never', 'horrible' etc.
  • Take a deep breath and slow down.
  • Name the emotion - like I feel angry, for example I feel  
  • Reframe your thoughts by - 
  1. Use both/and - You can feel two emotions at the same time. Eg I am smart and valuable but i make mistakes too.
  2. Look for exceptions like "my husband does the dishes sometimes"
  • Be specific about the problem. Specify what’s troubling you. Instead of saying 'everything is horrible' describe what specifically is horrible.
  • Be accountable. What can be done to help the situation

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Reframe your thinking to see reality as more nuanced and varied.

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