Write down your intrusive thoughts. Identify the cognitive distortions in them. Write the statements that are cognitively restructured more adaptively, as shown in the examples.
|Sr. No.||Intrusive Thought||Cognitive Distortion||Cognitive Restructuring|
|A||My thoughts should be good all the time, I should have no bad thoughts at all||Black or White Thinking||No one is perfect, including me. It is okay for me to have bad thoughts sometimes.|
|B||I think that I am a horrible person||Emotional Reasoning||I have sufficient evidence to show that I am not a horrible person. I will choose to look at the facts instead of my feelings.|
|C||I should always be able to control my anger||Shoulds||It is not possible to never feel angry. I can get angry too.|