Have you noticed changes in your thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes since you got injured? For example, how you see the world or how you feel about yourself?
Thoughts can have a powerful influence on both mood and motivation. Sometimes people can find it hard to engage in healthy thinking patterns during their everyday lives - particularly when they are stressed. This can become even more difficult when recovering from a traumatic injury.
"Unhealthy thinking" refers to thinking patterns that are negative, unhelpful, rigid, and/or increase stress. This type of thinking can become a habit that could lead to more serious mental health struggles, but we can improve our thinking habits with awareness and practice.