Thoughts I say to myself when I am stressed and how it makes me feel.
Most common distortion or thinking Trap I commonly fall into
"My future will be ruined because I didn't finish my work" "I am not a good person and I can't handle such things"
One main stressing situation in my life is when I don't do as well in something as I though I would in something that really matters to me. For example, school, competition, etc. Another one is when I don't get the same privilages and permissions as my older siblings, and when I have a lot of things to do and I can't get anything done.
Replacing the thoughts to positive beliefs
1. I did the best I could 2. What can I do next time to improve 3. When I am older, i'll get more privileges too 4. My parents always do what they think is correct, and the best for me. 5. I have to focus on one thing at a time in order to get things done. 6. I'll get things done if I concentrate.
Some thoughts I have when I am stressed out are "I am not smart enough", "I mess everything up", "My life is not fair", "I am not as good as them", "I will never finish what I need to do", and "I never have time for anything" The feelings I get when this happens as seen in the picture are dissapointment, unhappy, discouraged, and annoyed.
Affirmations to repeat to myself everyday
1. "I am a confident, determined person and I can do whatever I set my mind to" 2. "I have everything I need to be happy anymore, and I don't need anything more" 3. "I have many things to be thankful for everyday" 4. "Everything comes the moment it is meant to, and at the right time"
The most common thinking trap that I constantly fall into is overgeneralizing because I might think "All or nothing" in certain situations which causes even more stress an unnecessary emotional pain. This usually happens when I draw a conclusion of something based on just one thing that happened.