What is the theory behind the rumination worksheet?
Rumination is defined as the process of digging into negative past experiences and keeping feeling bad about them. It is repetitive and constant thinking about the negative events and experiences and it leads to dissatisfaction in your present situation and you end up facing further negative consequences. It can cause problems like depression and anxiety and affect your overall functioning.
How will this worksheet help you?
- This worksheet can help you identify the triggers that lead to rumination.
- You can deeply know your ruminating thoughts and what is the pattern of these thoughts.
- Also, you will get an idea of how these thoughts are affecting your behavior and what are the consequences of ruminating.
- Lastly, you can list down the coping skills that can help you stop ruminating.
How to use this worksheet?
This worksheet has a record form where you can record your daily ruminating thought, and behaviors due to these thoughts and their consequences of it. In this way, you will identify your triggers and pattern of negative thoughts. Write about your daily experiences in it and daily write one coping skill to help yourself reduce your rumination.
You can download this worksheet here.