USEFUL TO KNOW RUMINATION-BREAKING TASKS DOWN INTO SMALLER STEPS [MENTAL HEALTH]
Let’s imagine that you have a big task or assignment ahead of you.
You are feeling anxious and wound up, but you are putting off starting the assignment , and you are having doubts about whether you will finish it at all. You know from past experience that this is the kind of situation that typically triggers your rumination.
What ‘If….. then ‘ plan could you develop?
If something seems too big or impossible
to do , and you feel overwhelmed and stressed, it can help to break the task down into smaller steps . Ask’What is the first and smallest step necessary to start moving forwards on the task?’ and start on that . Try to break the task down into the smallest steps possible.