All-or-nothing thinking is when you look at things in extremes. Everything is either going perfectly okay or a total disaster. Also known as black-or-white thinking, such thinking errors don’t allow for anything in between.
How to overcome such thinking pattern?
- learn to find middle ground in a situation
- understand that setbacks/slips do happen and that is okay
- let go of using absolute terms (e.g., “never”, “always”, “forever”) in the way you think and speak