Toolkit

Thinking record

If how you think affects how you feel it can be helpful to have a record of your thinking patterns. Print the table below to:

  • Record the thought/s you have at different times in the day or when you notice you are worried or anxious
  • Identify how your thought/s made you feel
  • Identify any unhelpful ways of thinking (for more detailed explanation of these, see Tool 10)
  • Come up with challenges to any worrying or anxious thought/s  

What was I thinking?

How did this make me feel?

What did I notice happened as a result of my thinking?

Was it an unhelpful way of thinking?

(all or nothing; negative focus; fixed rule; catastrophising; jumping to conclusions; personalising)

Possible challenge to worrying or anxious thought/s

   

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
Created on 28/08/2013 | Updated on 10/12/2015
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