10 Things CBT Has Taught Me About Myself

CBT without doubt, has changed my life. That may sound like a bold claim, but I’m telling you, it has. While I wish I’d done it a long time ago, I do believe everything happens for a reason and this came at the right time for me.  I’m someone who craves routine, badly. I like structure, I like to know what’s happening and I like to be in control, all things I’ve had to address in one way or another over the past 3 months.  Through CBT I’ve learnt the following:  Every time I have a worry, I check it, note it in my to-think-about-later file and move on. That’s it. I don’t let it spiral. I nip that thought in the bud. I focus on problem solving versus worrying, where I can take action if needed and plan my next steps.  I’ve challenged the negative and positive beliefs I had about worrying. You see I used to think that if I worried about all possible outcomes of a situation, I’d feel more prepared. I didn’t realise that this belief was flawed and that actually, it was making me feel worse. I’m continually practicing attention training and can now focus on … Continue reading 10 Things CBT Has Taught Me About Myself