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Squash the ANTs


Thursday, January 13, 2011

In the book I am reading "Change your brain, change your life" Dr. Amen talks about how to get rid of automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). As a person who experiences depression and anxiety, this is a life changing exercise.

1. When I notice a negative thought, I will write it down in my journal.

2. I will rewrite the thought in a positive or productive way.

3. I will recognize and squash the ANTs as much as possible!!

Making a plan to take care of the ANTs as they come will keep me from feeling overwhelmed.
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PARISTASAI 7/6/2011 10:16AM

    Keep me posted on how well your anti-ANT progress goes! I am starting that life changing exercise today! I don't have the book yet, just an article.

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PORGY_58 1/18/2011 12:03PM

    interesting concept!

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CMERLE1 1/17/2011 3:41PM

    Good plan. Hope it works for you.

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WALEB1002 1/13/2011 4:42PM

    great plan!

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YATMAMA 1/13/2011 4:40PM

    I like that!!

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