Reframing Destructive Thoughts

MIT students share how they learn to recognize and revise problematic thought patterns that often result when confronted by challenging academic situations.

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Paige: Making Space for Multiple Priorities

Paige describes how she uses “both/and” statements to remind herself to find ways to succeed academically without sacrificing well-being.

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Emily: Avoiding All or None Thinking

Emily describes the importance of celebrating small wins and letting go of small failures.

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Magdalena: Reframing Critical Thoughts

Magdalena describes how she shifts from focusing on her mistakes to celebrating her courage when speaking up.

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Mary: Disrupting Catastrophic Thinking

Mary shares how she learned to deal with catastrophic thinking.

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