Fact or Opinion

At stressful times we are driven by the power and strength of our emotions. Our emotions strengthen our opinion about a situation or person. This can lead to impulsive actions which have longer term implications.

It can be helpful to challenge your emotions and thoughts by asking ourselves whether what you are thinking is FACT or just your OPINION.

If it is a FACT we can make choices about what we can or cannot do about it. If it is just an OPINION , then we can challenge our assumptions and possible faulty thinking.

Realising that many thoughts are just opinions rather than true facts make it less distressing. Then a calmer decision can be made by checking out what action would be best to take.

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