Hi all. Lately I've been reading "Feeling Good" by David Burns, and today I tried out his suggestion to write out an automatic negative thought record. It's essentially just writing out a scenario that evoked anxiety, the automatic negative thoughts that accompanied the scenario, and then identifying fallacies (thought distortions) in those automatic negative thoughts (he lists the most typical distortions in his book). After trying the exercise, I now realize how abusive, critical, and even hateful my automatic negative thoughts are towards myself. Burns says that this exercise should be done daily, so that one eventually acquires the habit of rationally refuting those automatic negative thoughts. I'm just wondering if anyone has done this exercise consistently, and whether the exercise has changed their attitude towards themselves.