When we are very stressed, we think irrationally. Our body’s response to stress is survive. (Survive = Attack, Flee or Fight)
This was vital for our survival thousands of years ago, but not so much in today’s modern society.
We are unable to think clearly when stressed. When we are stressed we think irrationally and make bad decisions. A little skill I learnt from a psychological program, every time you think of a negative thought, ask yourself this one simple question,
Is this thought I’m having helpful?
This empowers me to process the thought rationally and make a positive change. Doling so increases my self-esteem and lowers anxiety.