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Stress

THOUGHTS THAT CAUSE STRESS

 

  1. Making mistakes is terrible
  2. It is essential to be loved by everyone
  3. I must always be competent
  4. Every problem has a perfect solution
  5. If others criticize me, I must have done something wrong
  6. I can’t change the way I think
  7. I must rarely show weakness or cry
  8. Strong people do not ask for help
  9. Everything is within my control
  10. Other people should see things the way I do
  11. People should do what I want because they love me
  12. The world ought to be fair

COUNTER THOUGHTS TO “THOUGHTS THAT CAUSE STRESS”

 

  1. Making mistakes is totally fine
  2. It is NOT essential to be loved by everyone, that would actually be terrible and probably pretty dangerous.
  3. I must always be competent- Why? For who? For what?
  4. Every problem definitely DOES NOT have a perfect solution
  5. If others criticize me, I may have done something wrong- but I don’t care.
  6. I can’t change the way I think, until I decide I want to.
  7. I must rarely show weakness or cry..unless I film it.
  8. Strong people do or don’t ask for help, it’s whatever.
  9. Everything is within my control…except for all the things that aren’t. For example: Nothing.
  10. Other people should see things the way they want because they’re assholes and I want nothing to do with it.
  11. People should do what I need because they love me
  12. The world simply is not fair, it’s a bummer I guess.