Catastrophizing is commonly referred to as ‘making a mountain out of a molehill’. It can be broken down into two parts:
1- Predicting a negative outcome of any given situation; asking yourself ‘What If’ questions,
2- Jumping to the conclusion that when the negative outcome did occur, it would be the worst thing in the world.
If catastrophizing is affecting your day-to-day life it may be a good idea to seek professional help to help find ways to focus on solutions, rather than the possible outcomes. Why not book in for an Emotional Health Check-Up with one of our qualified psychologists.