Reframing common negative patterns can help you feel more balanced.
You’ve just been laid off, and doomsday thoughts ricochet through your brain in a chaotic rush: You’re an idiot who can’t hold a job. You’ll never be hired again. You’re going to end up on the street with no means of supporting yourself.
This all-or-nothing way of thinking is a typical example of a pattern known as automatic negative thought (ANT). Comprising