GO: Generate Opposite

Find the most troubling auto-thought or belief and generate its opposite. Write it down and repeat it daily, as if it were true. This helps us visualize what we want to achieve and move toward it, and it helps reprogram habitual negative thoughts. (Example: “I’m worthy of happiness.”) We can also generate the opposite of an unwanted emotion by a change in focus or environment. (Examples: Get out in nature. Read something inspiring. Connect with a friend or loved one.)