Ep 232 – What Ruminating and Catastrophizing Are and Two Tools for How to Stop

I’ve come to realize through recovery that, even though I’ve always been a positive and optimistic person, I did a ton of ruminating about the past and catastrophizing about the future. This week’s episode 232 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about what ruminating and catastrophizing are and the tools to stop!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing how I used to ruminate about the past and how I would also (& sometimes still do) catastrophize or live into the wreckage of the future. I also share how, through recovery, I have developed the consciousness to recognize when I am doing this and the tools I have learned to get myself out of this mindset.

The tools I share in this episode include:

  1. Get into the present moment and 3 simple practices you can use to do so.
  2. Be purposeful about your thoughts and 3 practices for that too.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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