Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The following questions can be used to challenge negative assumptions.

1. In what way is the attitude unreasonable?

How does it fit into the way the world works?
How does it reflect reality?

2. What is the effect of this attitude on my life?

Does it help or hinder my getting what I want from life?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of this attitude?

3. Where did the attitude come from?

How relevant is this attitude to the here and now?

4. What alternative attitudes are there?

Am I making extreme or unrealistic demands of myself/others/life?
How would someone else view this?

5. What action can I take?

What can I do to test out a new, better attitude?

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