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How To Manage Overgeneralization

  • Reframe Your Negative Thoughts: Try to identify your negative thoughts and replace them with empowering positive thoughts. Changing your view will decrease the negative symptoms.
  • Journaling: Identification of negative thoughts can be done by being mindful or by writing down how you feel so that you start to notice patterns.
  • Review Your Thoughts: Challenge your negative thought patterns and focus on the moments that you have excelled and achieved great success.
  • Replace Your Thoughts: Once your negative thought is identified, reviewed, and challenged, replace it with a positive thought, using self-talk and auto-suggestion.

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When a person is suffering from depression or other anxiety and stress-related disorders, the tendency is to apply one experience to all future experiences, due to an overly negative outlook. This is known as overgeneralization and can worsen one's mental condition.

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