Putting greater emphasis on possible failures, weaknesses, or threats.

Exaggerating the importance of negative events over more positive ones.

Example: During my class presentation I made a couple of mistakes while talking. My teacher and peers complimented me on a good presentation afterwards, but I continued to feel really embarrassed about the things I messed up on.

Tip: Pretend you’re talking to yourself like you’re talking to a friend.

Reframe: I only made two mistakes in a 10 minute presentation, and those mistakes didn’t impact the overall quality of my work. I am happy I received positive feedback from my teacher and peers.