A Simple, Powerful Step to Begin Controlling Anxiety Thoughts

Negative thoughts aren’t just an issue for people with anxiety. Nearly everyone experiences negative irrational thoughts.

Here’s an example of how thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors:

1. It usually starts with an activating event, which is the situation that causes the automatic thought. For example, let’s say the activating event is that your friend isn’t texting you back.

2. Next is the automatic thought. Perhaps you get stuck in the common “mind reading” thinking trap, and so you think to yourself, “they’re mad at me.” … Read full article

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