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Have I ruined my life? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Eleanor Morgan

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Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries Some of us are more prone to catastrophic thinking (not just imagining negative outcomes, but assuming that said outcomes will be disastrous) than others, but it’s probably something we all do to some degree when things feel uncertain. This irrational, exaggerated way of thinking is sometimes referred to as cognitive distortion, and is fertile ground for anxiety and unpleasant emotions. Whatever I have done that has led to me posing this question (to a search engine, another person or myself), I am craving some kind of portal into an unlived future. That’s not possible. What happens next is an eternal, torturous unknown. In a perverse way, it may be easier psychologically to hold on to the faint assumption that I have completely messed things up for myself. This is because when our thoughts and beliefs are
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