Do you ever jump to conclusions? I know I do. I get into a bad habit of assuming the worst.
I found a handout today while sorting my files. It is from The Centre for Clinical Interventions.
It is a good reminder not to get into bad thinking habits such as jumping to conclusions. The leaflet says:
‘We jump to conclusions when we assume that we know what someone else is thinking (mind reading) and when we make predictions about what is going to happen in the future.’
I often stumble of over this one – especially if I am feeling a bit low. Truth is that we never know what someone else is thinking! So why not assume they are thinking something good?