You have likely heard some variation of the statement, “You are not your thoughts.” It may seem like utter bullshit but frankly the statement can’t be truer.
As humans, we live with our thoughts 24×7. Our thoughts are such an intimate part of us that so many times we don’t even realize that they are not facts, simply our perceptions broadcast constantly on Personal Universe channel. Not only are our thoughts not facts, sometimes they are as far from reality that they actually disrupt our lives.
Such thoughts are extreme in nature and are referred to as cognitive distortions.Continue reading 5 Thought Patterns (Cognitive Distortions) That Multiply Your Anxiety and Stress