From the previous example, you identified thoughts such as “this is never going to change” or “people are getting sicker and sicker” or maybe "my kids/partner don't get this" were being manufactured in your mind. After you said and did what you did. The situation may have left you possibly feeling self-critical about yourself, "I'm a terrible partner/parent" or "I can't control myself" and pushing your mental capacity even further beyond its limits.
- DOT - Identify your challenges and know the “thinking traps” that you often get caught up in.
- DOT - Challenge yourself to re-frame the excessive “beliefs” or “thoughts” with the objective to find a more accurate and neutral perspective about the challenge.
- DOT - Honor the challenge and give yourself permission to experience the emotions, feelings, and behavior in a more balanced way.