If you haven’t finished Episode 007 stop and go listen! These two episodes go hand in hand. As Nick and I continue our conversation we begin to look at how in most times, we’re just in our own ways. Nick explains how to build emotionally health habits and how to gain a new perspective on the things that stack up from our jobs and our lives.
HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
- GET 1% BETTER EVERY DAY
- LEARN HOW TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE THINK
- UNDER STRESS YOU WILL FALL BACK TO YOUR HIGHEST LEVEL OF EMOTIONAL TRAINING
- EMOTIONAL FITNESS IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS
- BECOME THE OBSERVER AT HOW OUR BODY AND MIND ARE WORKING IN THE FLOW OF LIFE
We go on to explore cognitive distortions which you can read more about in Nick’s article: A Beginner’s Guide to Cognitive Restructuring: Understanding Cognitive Distortions.
One of the major cognitive distortions we all fall into easily is catastrophizing. Projecting the idea of how bad something could be or might be or was when in reality… it wasn’t.
NICK’S 6 STEPS (quick form, hit the article for more)
- HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON
- IDENTIFY THE TRIGGER
- NOTICE THE “AUTOMATIC THOUGHT”
- IDENTIFY YOUR EMOTIONAL REACTION/RATE INTENSITY
- GENERATE AN ALTERNATIVE THOUGHT/NARRATIVE (REALITY BASED)
- RE-RATE THE INTENSITY OF YOUR EMOTIONS BASED ON NEW LOOK
You can grab Nick’s downloadable form right here:
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Hi, my name’s Nick Wignall. My goal is to teach everything I know about how to use psychology to create better habits and achieve our goals. Nick’s Mission To take the best ideas from psychology and behavioral science, explain them in a friendly, approachable way, and illustrate how we can use them to better achieve our goals and aspirations. Sounds lofty, yeah? It definitely is. And if I’m honest, I’m a little intimidated by it. I’ve got my own struggles and insecurities, so trying to help others work through theirs can be daunting, for sure. But as a psychologist and therapist, what I do every day is help folks who are struggling apply good ideas from decades of psychological research to their own uniques lives in an understandable and effective way. My site is all about doing the same thing on a bigger scale. Because while not all of us need therapy, everyone can take advantage of the insights and techniques of behavioral science to better achieve their goals.