It’s crazy the power that our thoughts have over our mood. You could be hanging out with your friends and be miserable because your worries are pulling you a million miles away. If you dwell on your worries and stresses, it’s hard to have fun and really enjoy the present moment.

The good news is that you can take charge of your thinking and feel calm and in control. The Thinking Right Tools can help. It will take some effort and practice. But isn’t it worth it?

Just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true. Don’t believe everything you think!

Our mind is constantly thinking about all sorts of things – annoying siblings, hilarious memories, stressful homework deadlines, etc. There’s a lot of brain electricity going on in there, like a machine with a switch that is always turned on.

This constant background stream of thoughts is called your automatic thoughts and self-talk. It’s important to find out more about these before you can conquer your anxiety.

Next: Automatic Thoughts