Tag: Polarized thinking

Defensive Pessimism And How It Can Help You Move Forward

Can you imagine a therapist telling a patient to think negatively ? To concentrate on the less positive aspects of the issues they are having ? Sounds crazy and not too healthy but there are times when this kind of thinking can certainly be justified. Name any self-help book found on the shelves of any bookshop…

Promote The Self But Thank The Protectors

As part of the 7 Day Challenge, I wrote about polarized thinking and how the battle for control of the various “parts” of our personality can lead us to such extremes as being stuck, procrastination, people pleasing and addiction. The antidote to these “protectors” is the promotion of the “Self”, the logical, reasonable, calm adult voice…

The 7 Day Challenge: Reflections

This will sound a little strange. I often have my best ideas about new posts and podcasts in the middle of the night when it wakes me up and I do my best to remember the detail in the morning. So it was with the 7 Day Challenge that was really a response to a…