We all experience automatic negative thoughts because our brain’s role is to keep us safe, not to help us perform well or be happy. To reduce our automatic negative thinking, we first must notice our thoughts. An important part of reaching your greater potential is recognizing that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear—you want to recognize the ANT, label the ANTs, and then question your ANT.
Quote of the Week: Rick Hanson, PhD said: “Our brain is like Velcro for bad experiences and like Teflon for good ones.”
This Week’s Power Phrase: “I am not my thoughts. I will not believe everything I think!”