Normalize the event
Thu Jul 21, 2022 · 116 words

Normalizing an event is one of the most powerful cognitive reappraisal techniques.

By telling yourself that it’s normal to feel this way, you’re uncertainty is immediately reduced giving you a better sense of control.

But there’s another more powerful benefit…

Since it’s “normal,” it’s very likely there’s a bunch of other people who have gone through a very similar thing.

Whether you’re feeling disoriented and overwhelmed on a new project, burned out as a new parent or lonely as a an entrepreneur, you can probably reuse or repurpose strategies used by others who have already addressed similar events.

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See also

  1. Decide if this is normal
  2. Act on your decision to reappraise

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