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One Way to Stop Self-Hatred
Pay attention to your triggers
The first step to addressing any problem is understanding its root.
If you’re battling a severe bout of self-hatred, it can be helpful to sit with that feeling and try to identify where it came from. You don’t live in a vacuum, so consider what could have prompted these feelings.
You’ve heard it a million times, but journaling can really help here. Try sitting down at the end of the day and walk through your day mentally. Try to jot down some notes about:
what you did
how you felt during different activities
who you were with throughout the day
If you don’t process best by writing, you can record short videos or voice memos for yourself on your phone. You can also simply reflect for a few moments on the events of the day.
Regardless of how you go about unpacking your day, try to keep an eye out for any common threads or patterns that might help you identify what triggers your negative thoughts.
Once you’ve identified some of your triggers, you can work on coming up with ways to avoid or minimize them. There are some triggers you might not be able to avoid, so it’s helpful to learn the tools to work through them.
HOW TO STOP OVER THINKING
Put things into perspective.
It's always easy to make things bigger and more negative than they need to be. The next time you catch yourself making a mountain out of a molehill, ask yourself how much it will matter in five years. Or, for that matter, next month. Just this simple question, changing up the time frame, can help shut down overthinking.