Challenging
Unhelpful Thoughts

Questions to ask yourself

One

Is this thought a fact or an opinion?

Two

Am I only noticing the negative?

Three

Am I predicting the worst case scenario will happen?

Four

What evidence do I have which means this thought is true?

Five

What advice would I give to a friend if they felt like this?

Six

What are the benefits of me thinking in this way?

Seven

Will this thought still be bothering me in the future?

Eight

Am I underestimating my ability to cope?

Nine

Are there any helpful coping strategies that I could put into place?

Ten

Is there an alternative way of looking at this thought?

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