Show 258 - All or Nothing Thinking

This episode was inspired by my real life experiences. Of which I have a bunch of them. 

So, so many of them. One of the things that I've learned it to not to be dragged down into a spiral.

I still have negative thoughts but I don't have to hug and kiss up on them. 97.4% of the time, it is just a thought. It isn't a measurement of my worth. 

I am still in the remembering that thinking error are not me stage.

There are all kinds of thinking errors that can affect you mood or ways of your thinking existence. The overall name is Cognitive Distortion witch can involve about 15 different types of jacked up thinking. 
The one I want to talk about today is All of Nothing Thinking. Also known as black or white thinking.

No matter what you call it, it is thinking in extreme. Usually involves reinforcing that you have failed. That you aren't worthy or that once again, you did not perform with absolute perfection.

Which is probably not true. Or just a little bit true. Or it can be true in one situation but shouldn't define your entire reason for being.

In this episode, a look at resources that can help you deal with  on eof the cognitive disorders called All or Nothing Thinking.

Resources Mentioned: 

App That Attack:

University of California at San Diego (UCSD) playlist of meditation recordings.

Resources for All or Nothing Thinking:

Psychology Today post on How to Break the Painful Habit of  All or Nothing Thinking

Mental Health America has a worksheet on stopping stupid thoughts.

Tati Garcia has a podcast for high functioning anxiety folks. She is a licensed therapists and has an episode on All Or Nothing Thinking Is Ruining Your Life

Tati also has a free master class on her site Let Go Of Overthinking & Self-Doubt.


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