Thought Challenging

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Our thoughts and beliefs have a huge impact on our experiences of anxiety. Often, noticing the thoughts that we’re having about ourselves, other people and the things that happen to us is a really important step in managing our anxiety. ⁠

But how can we start to challenge our anxious thoughts once we notice them.⁠

Try asking yourself these questions:⁠

💭How important will this be in my life 5 years from now?⁠

💭What would I advise my best friend to do if this was their problem?⁠

💭Am I over-estimating how likely it is that the worst case scenario could occur?⁠

💭Have I considered that it might all turn out okay?⁠

💭What evidence do I have that the thing I’m anxious about will happen?⁠

💡Remember – thoughts are not facts! You don’t have to believe them! ⁠

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