Distorted Thinking – Forecasting

When people predict events will turn out badly they are practicing a form of distorted thinking called forecasting.

For Example:  Kelly finished taking an important test and immediately predicted that she would fail.

Forecasting can lead to depression and feelings of misery.  If you struggle with forecasting, spend time thinking about the positive.  Also, take time to consider what is the worst thing that could happen and be realistic.  Even if things don’t work out the way you hoped, there are other alternatives and your world will not end in a flaming disaster.

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