The article on Challenging Negative Self-Talk, can be found online at the Reachout.com website. Although there are many situations we face that are out of our control, we CAN control the way we think about them (or what we tell ouselves about them). This article explains that most of our self-talk is negative or wrong, which causes us to expect the worst, or feel depressed or anxious about a situation. Changing the way we think about things can help us to see the situation in a more realistic or helpful way. Challenging Negative Self-Talk, shows us how to dispute self-talk and ask ourselves challenging questions.
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