When you feel depressed, angry, anxious or upset, use this as your signal to stop and become aware of your thoughts and ask yourself these questions – What is my evidence for and against my thinking? Are there any other ways that I could look at this situation? Is this situation as bad as I am making it out to be? Is thinking this way helping me to feel good or to achieve my goals?
Recognizing that your current way of thinking doesn’t make you feel good or help you to get what you want, can motivate you to look at things from a different perspective.