According to Dr. Amen negative labels like “stupid,” “jerk,” or “irresponsible,” whether said about yourself or others, can get in the way of seeing a situation clearly. The negative energy that accompanies such thoughts can also interfere with your ability to see yourself or others as unique individuals with different ways of perceiving and experiencing the world. It’s like having blinders on.
TIP: When you find yourself labeling yourself or others, STOP, step back from the situation and choose to let go of the label, so you can see clearly.
ANTS= Automatic negative thoughts. Dr. Amen “Change your mind, change your life.”