Reframing and wellbeing
Reframing involves changing our perspective on a given situation and give it a more beneficial meaning. Reframing is helpful to remove limiting beliefs, appreciate positive moments otherwise not easily noticeable, or remove any other negative thought.
The first step in reframing is to observe our negative thoughts.
Keeping a thought journal helps you better understand our own internal dialogue. The second step is to replace the negative thoughts with a more positive one. It helps here to challenge the implied assumptions behind our thoughts.There are a lot of common negative thought patterns, and we can arm ourselves against them in advance.
According to Richard Karam (2009), there is a strong positive relationship between positive reframing and life satisfaction, positive reframing and coping skills, and a moderate inverse relationship between positive reframing and worry level.