Day 2 – Beliefs
What are your unhelpful core beliefs and unhelpful rules?
Read through the following examples of common beliefs and rules. Which of these contribute to the way you think? Do they work for you? How do they affect your relationships and daily living?
What are your core beliefs and unhelpful rules? Are they working for you?
I am not ok - I have little control over what happens to me
People can’t be trusted - The world is dangerous
Never ask for help. It is a sign of weakness - It’s easier to avoid difficulties rather than do something about them
I must be liked by everyone - I must do everything perfectly
Things should be fair - When things don’t go the way I want it’s terrible
What other beliefs are disrupting your thinking?
Understanding what your core beliefs and rules mean to you
While recognizing unhelpful core beliefs can be a difficult skill, it can be the most powerful you could learn. Take each belief. Ask yourself: