Cognitive distortions or irrational beliefs are unhelpful thinking patterns about a situation circumstance or person.
Just as a funhouse mirror at a carnival distorts how we look, cognitive distortions warp how we perceive reality.
It’s completely normal to experience cognitive distortions or irrational thoughts every now and then.
Cognitive distortions only become a problem in life when we are not able to recognize and disengage from them.
When we cannot disengage from unhelpful thoughts, we can start to experience anxiety, depression, relationships problems and self defeating behaviors
In order to stay ahead of the curve, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with common cognitive distortions and ways to reframe them in productive ways.
Keep reading to learn about some of the common cognitive distortions with examples and healthy ways to reframe your thoughts so that you can live your best life.
Hi, I'm Alyssa
Mindfulness, yoga, and herbal medicine have been fundamental to my own journey in life. I hope to share my experiences and perspectives in order to inspire and connect with others.