Mental Health Month 2024 May 29, 2024

Looking for Good

Changing the way we see negative situations, reframing common negative thoughts, and practicing gratitude have been shown to reduce sadness and anxiety. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you rethink or reframe your thoughts.

1. What is the situation you are facing that makes you feel bad? Or what is a common negative thought you struggle with?

2. Reframe: Even though the situation is hard, is there something you have learned from it or some other silver lining? If you could go back and change the original thought, what's a healthier message you can say to yourself?

3. Gratitude: Are there other things going on in your life that you are thankful for? This doesn't have to be related to the situation at hand. For instance, you can be thankful for your good health, having a place to live, or a recent promotion at work.

4. Remind Yourself: How can you reinforce your reframed thoughts and remind yourself of what you are thankful for? Make a list of ways.

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