Going through Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think; Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky
I had already bought the book many years ago, never went through it, because it seemed too simplistic - my "advanced" mind craved something more weighty and sophisticated. I even purchased the "Clinician's Guide" to the book, so I would be equally matched with the therapist.
Today, many years later, my ego is less of a obstacle. I am going through the book with my little pencil, dutifully filling in boxes and writing answers in the spaces provided.
On page 13:
Environmental changes/Life situations: work pressures, life pressures, temptations all around, people around me being critical of me, my responsibilities at work could explode, many things could put my family and our lifestyle in jeopardy.
Physical reactions: low energy, adrenaline surges from self-righteous rage, headaches, gnawing hunger, twitchiness and jumpiness and fidgeting
Moods: constant anxiety, prone to rage, irritable, depressed, overwhelmed, fragile, insecure, frustrated
Behaviors: outbursts, self-soothing & distraction behaviors, overeating, oversleeping, procrastination, excessive coffee drinking, lethargy
Thoughts: bad & evil & lazy & irresponsible & decadent people deserve to be abused and punished, it is so hard & it is so futile I want to give up, I mourn the living I missed out on, I will die with many many regrets