206: Stop Sweating the Small Stuff: Use These 7 Tips to Overcome MENTAL FILTERING Starting Today! (Magnificent Mondays Series, Part 3)


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Welcome to Part 3 in our Magnificent Mondays Series all about overcoming cognitive distortions so that you can be SALT AND LIGHT to others as you share the love of Christ to a world in need!

You may recall that a cognitive distortion is a thought that is not straight - it’s crooked, if you will, and it doesn’t line up with reality or it is excessively negative in essence. We all dip into cognitive distortions during our day - this is quite normal - but if you find yourself stuck in negative thought loops or you just can’t get to the bottom of what’s bugging you, then there may be something off in your thinking that you will want to examine with greater attention.

If you’re joining for the first time, you’re in for a treat because this series is chock full of examples, reflection questions to see if you are prone to faulty thinking, and tips and tricks to overcome these pesky, unwanted thought patterns.

You also may want to back track to episode 202 where we talk about polarized or all or nothing thinking and episode 204 where we hit overgeneralization.

Today we are discussing the cognitive distortion called MENTAL FILTERS.

  1. We will define Mental filtering
  2. Give examples of mental filtering including one personal example
  3. Offer 7 practical tips to get you out of the trap of mental filtering!

Tune in to the Magnificent Mondays Series as I'll help you:

  • unpack the most common cognitive distortions
  • identify if you are plagued by these types of faulty thinking, and
  • put into play tips to help you move past this type of twisted thinking.


Galatians 6:9 NIV: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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