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Self Defeating Thoughts

How To Keep Negative Thoughts From Bringing You Down

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

We make our own misery. Life is hard enough, but we make things worse by exaggerating our failings and piling up proof of our deficiencies. In a particularly bad mood, we can slip into a litany of missed opportunities, slip-ups, failures of nerve -- while giving ourselves hardly any credit.

The 3 Rs of Eliminating the Self-Sabotaging Syndrome

Joan Moran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

Getting in the way of ourselves -- or, as some call this state, being our own worst enemy -- has been around since the dawn of man. Modern psychology ...

How Self-Deception Can Be Psychologically Healthy

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Douglas LaBier

Both research studies and clinical evidence from psychotherapy show that a strong belief or expectation about achieving a goal or overcoming a problem can have a powerful impact upon what actually happens in your life.

Are You Letting Your Critical Inner Voice Sabotage You?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we aren't mindful of the voices that are influencing us to relive old patterns, we tend to select people who fit in with our old identity, and we relate to them in ways that recreate a comfortable negativity from our past.