Arguing against negative thoughts

to set positive counter-impulses

Negative thoughts come automatically even against all good intentions and they appear quickly and suddenly.

The goal of the exercise is to find counterarguments at the same pace as the negative thoughts arise.

1. Write your negative thoughts that usually come up on index cards, such as “I can't do it all” or "How will I end up teaching online in this day and age of Corona?

2. Randomly draw a card, read it aloud, and quickly and thoroughly argue against it. Out loud and with conviction. Once you are satisfied with your fact fireworks, draw the next card.

3. As you work through the cards, watch your positive persuasion grow as your experience as an arguer against negativity grows.