Day 298, Lowering Your Standards

Day 298, Lowering Your Standards   “What others think about us is really not that important. What we think about ourselves means everything.” ~Jay Taylor   Evening   Silent Assumptions   The day is winding down.  I am at peace.  I am learning so much from Dr. David Burns’ book Feeling Good.  He has asked Read More …

Day 297, How Can We Reward Ourselves For Task Completion?

Day 297, How Can We Reward Ourselves For Task Completion?   Ultimately, only what you think about what you do will affect your mood.   ~David Burns, M.D., Feeling Good   Thursday Morning   Rewarding Ourselves For Task Completion   When we complete a task, we can check it off in The Journal or JV Read More …

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?   Just because I haven’t logged a calorie doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. A calorie counts whether I count it or not. All of the calories I log count.  All of the calories I don’t log also count. Calories count whether I log them Read More …

Day 281, When Is The Time for Healing?

Day 281, When Is The Time for Healing?   Monday Morning   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things i am grateful for: my readers my knowledge my time to write my knowledge of cognitive distortions, with which I can break the grip of depression and donothingism and transform my life   mood and energy: Read More …

Day 278, Can I Beat Donothingism by Rooting Out Cognitive Distortions?

Day 278, Can I Beat Donothingism by Rooting Out Cognitive Distortions?   Before I dive into cognitive distortions, here is an announcement about my success with blood pressure.   My blood pressure readings in Cronometer since April 17, 2019 have been normal, even without medication.  I attribute that to my fairly recent practice of mixing Read More …

Day 276, How Can I Root Out Should Statements?

Day 276, How Can I Root Out Should Statements?   “As you think about your own thought patterns in order to lessen the shoulds, oughts, and musts, beware as well of comments from others (sometimes referred to toxic people) such as “you need to,” “you should,” “you have to…” that can be defeating your peace Read More …

Day 270, Thoughts->Beliefs->Feelings

Day 270, Thoughts->Beliefs->Feelings        The moment you have a certain thought and believe it, you will experience an immediate emotional response.  Your thought actually creates the emotion.   David Burns, M.D.   Saturday Morning   I have seen cognitive therapists.  I have read most of David Burns’ Feeling Good twice.  Cognitive therapy works, Read More …

Day 267, Thoughts Create Our Environment

Day 267, Thoughts Create Our Environment   “We are not only what we eat but also our own thoughts. We are what we think we are, and what happens to us has a lot to do with what we think will happen to us.” ~Alfredo Zotti   Tuesday Morning   Preparing For My Day   Read More …

Day 265, Meaning in Routine

Day 265, Meaning in Routine   “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell   Monday Morning   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things i am grateful for: Insight Timer JV Life Tracker T2 Mood Tracker Read More …