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The best way to teach yourself cognitive restructuring is from David Burns' Feeling Good Handbook, which most libraries have and is available really cheap from amazon. But for those interested in online resources:http://www.morningli...ed_Thinking.pdf
List of distortions of thought and attitude
I don't like any of the restructuring worksheets I found online. Here's one I made for myself, which can be used together with the above distortion list: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing
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I want to try CBT for low motivation and anhedonia. Can it work for anhedonia? My problem isn't particularly negative thoughts, but not feeling like doing something. Also, I can get myself to exercise very easily and when I'm exercising I like to push myself beyond my limits, but whenever I have a task that I want to do which requires focus and concentration, I just can't get myself to do it. Which thinking error might you categorize that as? I'm guessing it's emotional reasoning.
Yes, CBT is well equipped to deal with both of those problems. It was originally developed for depression, and anhedonia/low motivation are big parts of depression.
Usually, lack of motivation involves "fortune telling" because you're deciding ahead of time that you won't enjoy the activity. It also involves "all-or-nothing thinking" if you're seeing the activity as either good or bad, instead of including both pleasant and unpleasant feelings. And wherever there's all-or-nothing thinking, there's usually also "negative mental filter" and "discounting the positive."
Of course, you're also right to call it "emotional reasoning" because the mental process underlying procrastination is this: "I feel bad thinking about it, so doing it will feel even worse." Not that you're consciously, verbally thinking that -- notice how ridiculous it sounds to actually say those words! But it's an unconscious thought, and part of the magic of CBT is bringing all of these unconscious or barely-conscious thought processes out into the open so you can replace them with reasonable thoughts.
Anhedonia involves the same errors as lack of motivation, but is more likely to also include "overgeneralization."
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Peoples read this stuff because CBT has really changed my life and helped me - it's like taking a nuclear bomb to your problems/issues