The Coping Kete

No 39: Tuning into Grey-Scale Thinking

This week, in order to attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellbeing…

I will practice choosing to see all the shades of grey in each situation, rather than focusing on the black and white. This week I give up on absolutes.

I will catch thoughts that contain words like ‘always’ or ‘never’ or ‘should’ or ‘have to’ and replace them with words like ‘sometimes’, ‘could’ or ‘might’.  I will consider alternative ways of viewing things and leave room for the possibility that one of the more positive perspectives could be true.

I will allow the good to exist side-by-side with the bad, without letting one cancel the other out.

Once I am comfortable thinking about everyday situations in greyscale terms, I will add it to my Personal Coping Kete as a way of soothing intense emotional responses to unwanted situations.

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