How to Increase Motivation When Depressed

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Depressed

Depression zaps energy and motivation. Learn how to motivate yourself when you’re depressed using a combination of self-compassion and accountability. It’s hard to motivate yourself when you’re depressed. Karen was having an off day, feeling depressed, and totally unmotivated. You know the kind — when you just feel like crawling back in bed. We all …

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Challenge Cognitive Distortions

How to Challenge Cognitive Distortions

No one thinks about themselves and others objectively. We all put our own “spin” on what happens and sometimes our thoughts get twisted up, distorted, and overly negative. You can challenge unhelpful thoughts, or cognitive distortions, and replace them with more realistic and accurate thoughts using the cognitive behavioral therapy strategies presented in this article. …

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problem with people-pleasing

6 Problems with People-Pleasing (and How to Stop People-Pleasing)

Learn how to stop people-pleasing and start speaking up for yourself. Codependency and people-pleasing can cause you to “lose yourself” when you try to please and appease others. Kyle is a classic people-pleaser. He’s been dating Lucy for four years and hopes to marry her. From the beginning, Lucy has been clear that she wants Kyle to attend church …

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Cognitive Distortions

13 Common Cognitive Distortions

Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. But sometimes our thinking isn’t helpful or accurate. In this post, you’ll learn about common types of cognitive distortions and begin to identify your negative, automatic thoughts. What are cognitive distortions? Cognitive distortions are also known as thinking errors, thinking distortions, irrational thoughts, distorted thoughts, and negative automatic …

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