If You Want to Be Happier, Stop These 5 Thought Patterns Now

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If your inner voice were an actual person, would you be their friend? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Many of us “speak” to ourselves in a way that’s much harsher than we’d put up with if we were another person – and that’s not good.

Studies have gone so far as to suggest that destructive thoughts can negatively impact our physical health, as well as our overall mental wellbeing. Being able to recognize and reframe some of these toxic thoughts could help us become mentally and physically healthier.

Learn more about a few common cognitive distortions that are worth recognizing and changing to help you be happier.