Over-exaggerating. Believing in the worse case scenario of any situation. Thinking something is extremely unbearable or impossible when it actually isn’t that bad.

Example: I knocked over that glass bottle and it made a loud commotion. Everyone who is staring at me must think that I am a useless person.

Tip: Try carefully examining the evidence for and against your thought.

Reframe: Just because I made a mistake does not mean I am useless. Besides, it’s just as possible that those who are staring at me are worried that I might be injured. Even if they do think I am useless, their quick judgment of me does not reflect who I am as a person.