Challenging core belief is hard. Also, change is hard and add facing painful things to the mix makes it that much harder! It is normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to change the way you think.
This is a good reminder... you would think I'd remember this by now. Reassurance helps calm the frustration!
The program is great because it helps you to break down this larger goal (changing how you think) into smaller, more manageable steps. This in itself is motivating.
Another excellent reminder... I need to try to figure out what my goal is and ask for help breaking it down. I'm just not sure what my goal is.
But there are other ways to feel more motivated as well. One big one thing that we talk about a lot here but I feel many members overlook is rewarding yourself. Each and every step you take towards challenging a negative core belief is something to be proud of. Really acknowledge this! I have seen many of you come leaps and bounds since when you first came. Do you know how amazing this is? Celebrate it . Do what you need to do to be present to each goal you achieve and how far you have already come. Set up rewards plan with big rewards for the bigger goals. How can you celebrate?
Totally corny but... being reminded of the progress made is quite the reward... "amazing"?!
Another way o increase motivation is to focus on the positives of challenging thoughts and not how hard it is. Whenever you catch yourself thinking "this is hard" stop and refocus. Sid (red), you have already mentioned many reasons why challenging your negative thoughts is so important. This is a great step. Write down your reasons why it is important and try to think of even more reasons. Try to think of the feelings that goes along with these reasons too. One great way to get more reasons is to pick one reason and then ask yourself, "What does this give me that I don't already have?" You can ask yourself this question 100 times and go deeper and deeper. Once you have your list, keep it handy and pull it out when you are feeling unmotivated.