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How can being aware of my thought patterns help me?

Our perceptions and interpretations affect our experiences. Sometimes, we react automatically to things that happen to us with negative thoughts. Learning to be aware of our thought patterns and developing skills to reframe our thoughts may help us cope better. Reversing pessimistic thoughts may start with asking yourself some basic questions: Does this thought contribute to my stress? Is this a logical thought? Is thinking this way helpful to me? Is this thought true?

If you develop skills to reframe your thoughts with a more positive twist, you may sometimes be able to shift from recoiling from "threats" to rising to "challenges." Listening to your thoughts can help in identifying defeatist ideas.

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