Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) changes the way you think and act. The fears you choose to face, relationships you choose to cultivate or not shape how you think.
Dr. Dow endorses journaling your thoughts so you can see the changes you make. You can set your brain’s default position from pessimism to optimism. This is especially helpful with social media, as we sometimes compare our lives to the highlight reels we see from others online.
3 Simple Tips
- Watch your thinking. Talk back to your negative thoughts. You've done many things well in your life, overcoming challenges along the way.
- Look at how behaviors and actions have the power to train your thinking. Every goal can be broken into small steps.
- Remember you are training your brain in what you choose to do every single day.