Different kinds of thoughts
💫There are 3 kinds of thoughts: automatic, assumptions and core beliefs.
We are constantly thinking about things, all day long. These are automatic thoughts. There is no basic problem with these thoughts unless they are almost always negative.
Assumptions are the rules that we live by. They involve conditional statements or demand statements. For example: ‘People should be nice to each other’, ‘I should be perfect’. They are restrictive and not always true.
These are strong, absolute statements we make, that we take as fact. They include:
the world is…
If our core beliefs are very negative and unbalanced they can contribute to having more frequent negative automatic thoughts.
Exactly what are you thinking?