How do you break out of the cycle of negative thinking? Sometimes, this phrase is all you need.
"Back to reality"
- A colleague says something, and it sounds like a dig at you
- Someone gives you constructive criticism, and you’re hurt.
In each of these scenarios, you have to snap yourself back to reality. You must force yourself to acknowledge:
- Maybe I misunderstood. And even if it was a dig, it’s not so bad. I can overlook it
- This criticism hurts. Can I get past my feelings and try to benefit from it?
Reality is moving forward. Better that you move along with it.