thought traps

77 | Rumination – It’s a trap!

Ruminating undermines you. We can quickly move from necessary self-reflection into repetitive negative thought patterns that get in the way of growth and problem-solving. Midlifers love to chew on their mistakes and keep turning things over and over. And over and over. Rumination isn’t solving your problems. It’s not bringing health and new growth. Instead, it’s making things worse. And some good news is: we don’t have to do it. We discuss how to know when you are ruminating, why it’s so engaging for our brains, and what some of your options for pushing back could be. We want you to spot your ruminating and know when it’s not helpful, so you can disengage. 

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