“If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.” — Robin Wright
This post is my index of book nuggets from Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated, by David D. Burns, M.D.
In Feeling Good, Dr. Burns teaches you how to rid yourself of anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depression without drugs.
Dr. Burns outlines specific skills and techniques for feeling good. He helps you lift your spirits and develop a positive outlook on life.
You can use these skills for feeling good for the worst tragedies in your life or just making the most of everyday.
Book Nuggets for Feeling Good
Here are my Book Nuggets for feeling good …
- Your Thoughts Create Your Feelings
- 3 Principles of Cognitive Therapy
- Process Over Product Orientation
- Chemical Imbalance May Not Be the Cause of Depression
Distorted / Dysfunctional Thinking
- “Can’t Lose” System
- How To: Boost Self Esteem
- How To Visualize Success
- Learn to Endorse Yourself
- Secrets of Self-Esteem
- Test Your Can’ts
- Why It’s Great to Be Able to Make Mistakes
Criticism / Critics
Feeling Good / Pessimism
- Count What Counts
- How To Use a Pleasure-Predicting Sheet
- Intelligence Doesn’t Determine Happiness
- Low Frustration Tolerance
- Use Meaningful Activity to Brighten Your Mood
Motivation / Productivity
- 13 Negative Motivation Patterns
- Coercion is a Deadly Enemy of Motivation
- How To Use an Antiprocrastination Sheet
- How To Use the But-Rebuttal Method
- How To Use a Daily Activity Schedule
- How To Use the TIC-TOC Technique
- How To: Use the Triple Column Technique
- Lethargy Cycle
- Little Steps for Housework
- Little Steps for Little Feet
- Little Steps for Meetings
- Motivation or Action First?
- Motivation without Coercion
If you want to feel good, and if you want to feel better in a more sustainable way, then learn all you can about the art and science of feeling good.