“I am in faulty and inaccurate mood” – What does it mean? Emotional Distortion and Mental Filtering. Life gives us continuous reverses, drawbacks, and challenges. Life doesn’t know your capacity to adapt or accept the reversals. You know you and your weaknesses and strengths. You know better than you. Somebody gives you advice that is good for you but remembers that it does fit with your capacity, then accept it mentally. If you are a beginner runner, you cannot run 5 miles a day. You need a baby step with the 100 feet first to catch the 5 miles flow with everyday practice. We people quickly label others with some circumstances. But we are not what we act in the situations; situations do not mark our characteristics. Act in different situations; people understand you differently, not accurately you. Our brain records everything, every moment, every expression, and it will come up sometimes to feel upset; you need to understand the healing process. The healing process is that thoughts are contingent; they come from your five senses, seeing, feeling, smelling, and touching something you have already experienced.
What i am talking about, cognitive distortions are negative or irrational patterns of thinking. These negative thought patterns can play a role in diminishing your motivation, lowering your self-esteem, and contributing to problems like anxiety, depression, and substance use. Anyone can experience cognitive distortion, which the American Psychological Association defines as “faulty or inaccurate thinking, perception or belief.” Negativity is often the defining characteristic. For some of us, distorted thinking is a momentary blip. We get upset when we fail a math test. But math test does not define your intellectuality. Here is based on your concentration, interest, ability to mindset, etc. Sometimes you are upset because you think what people said to you, you are not what people said. Because people see you in a different situation where you act based on the creating situation, you may use your action without knowledge or experiences or with experiences. The experiences you are feeling may be in a different mood at that time.
If childhood trauma is the reason for your mental distortion of emotional unhealthiness at some point. Fix your inner child. Hug your inner child, and say, Don’t worry, I am here to be with you, come, come from the cage, give you freedom, take care of you. You are safe in my hand. Don’t feel lonely and untidy. I will be with you forever, and you will be a tidy and smiley child” Your inner child will listen to you. And, you must keep practicing every day until you feel accepted in your past.