Improve Your Thinking
To learn how to think well.
How to Improve Your Thinking (Fulton State Hospital, p. 8)
Just like there are two sides to every coin, there is always more than one way to see a situation. Seeking to understand different perspectives can result in improving your thinking, which in turn can improve your mood and relationships. Avoiding extreme words (e.g., always, never, you make me, etc.) can help you to more clearly see all sides of a situation and from all points of view.
When it comes to understanding others and being understood, don’t assume that you know what others are thinking and don’t expect others to know what you are thinking. Instead ask, “What did you mean when you said...?” and say “What I’m trying to say is...”Learn more by watching the following video:
Good Thinking Exercise (Fulton State Hospital, p. 9)
Instructions: Based on what you now know about thinking well, identify the best examples of “good thinking” from the following groups of sentences:
Tip: The correct answer is “c” for each of the items.