Types of Unhelpful Thoughts

Being able to notice unhelpful thoughts is the first step you can take to adjust them to more helpful ones. Have a look at the following 8 common examples – do you recognise any of these thoughts?

predicting the future

Predicting the future is when you assume that you know what’s going to happen and that it will be bad. It is sometimes related to overgeneralising.

“There’s no point in doing that thing because I’m not going to manage it.”

You might say:




So you are predicting that something bad will happen instead of thinking:




That’s where overgeneralising and predicting the future can sometimes relate to each other.