~ Your thoughts influence your life ~
By simply changing your thoughts into more positive ones, you can transform your life. I never thought my thoughts could change how I felt, but they did.
Whilst I saw a psychologist last year, I was introduced to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). It’s used to treat many mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and eating disorders, but I truly believe it should be something everyone should learn!
We can all have negative thoughts and those thoughts can become habits. We keep responding to certain things in a negative way without even realising, and it’s those responses that are impacting our mental health in a negative way.
CBT aims to change thought and behaviour patterns into more positive and realistic ones. We can do this by:
1. Identifying the negative thought or behaviour
2. Challenging it (finding evidence for and against it)
3. Creating a new and positive response.
This sounds simple but it’s something you have to practice over and over again in many different situations. Slowly but surely you can change negative thoughts and behaviours into more positive ones, and the more you do this, the more it will become instinctual for you to be mindful of how you respond to everything.