Wondering how to let things go that bother you? How do you stop going round and round in your head and stop overthinking? Maybe your partner hurt you or you’re worried about paying your bills or maybe you’re freaking out about COVID and the Delta variant and you distract yourself for a bit, only to find all those thoughts and worries crashing down on you an hour later. Today I’m going to teach you a simple, evidence-based technique called “cognitive reframing” to help you stop overthinking and move from anxious and upset to serene and content in just a few minutes (really)!
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Bethany Shikatani et al., “The Impact of Cognitive Restructuring and Mindfulness Strategies on Postevent Processing and Affect in Social Anxiety Disorder,” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 28, no. 6 (August 2014): 570-579.