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Don’t Get Caught

It’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns and spend time bullying yourself, dwelling on the
past, or worrying about the future. It’s part of how we’re wired – the human brain reacts more
intensely to negative events than to positive ones and is more likely to remember insults than
praise. During tough times, negative thoughts are especially likely to spiral out of control. When
these thoughts make something out to be worse in your head than it is in reality, they are called
cognitive distortions.

Here are some tips to challenge those negative thoughts.

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