how to cope with negative emotions
Although generating alternative thoughts can be helpful when challenging thinking traps, we can also use “standard” thoughts to handle many difficult emotions and situations. Repeating these thoughts to yourself like a 'mantra' can reduce the intensity of your mood, and help you choose a more helpful response or behaviour in tough times. Sometimes simply saying how you feel and why can make an emotion less intense. "I am furious that my friend did not turn up as he promised."