Most of the time, there’s nothing rational about our thoughts. And yet they can feel so much part of us that we can forget to question them.
One of the best ways to tackle unhelpful thinking is to look out for common Thinking Traps. These are patterns of thought that we all slip into at times, but getting to know them can really help to undermine their power. The SWAP video below goes through the most common Thinking Traps.
You could also use a thought diary, like this one, to help notice the Thinking Traps and some of the triggers that cause them.