In general, I find CBT very helpful and productive, but are there any cases you find CBT is counter productive and how do you handle that? CBT can get habitual and you just unconsciously apply it to a situation. For example, although negatives thoughts can lead to not to so healthy emotions, it can still be a healthy thing. Being too rational/logical can be less spontaneous and personable at times. I started thinking about this when I use to be a lot more fit, it was fairly easy for me to motivate myself to exercise and eat well because I was doing it for others. To show them that I can be capable, get their approval, show them I'm better, and the likes. However, thinking about that can be pretty rocky sometimes as you put their self esteem in their hands and can make you spiteful. After practicing CBT more, I tend to focus more about doing things for me and making myself happy rather than pleasing others. I'm finding it a lot harder to motivate myself than in the past, emotions are a lot more motivating than rationality. Plus, my self-esteem isn't the greatest, so doing things for myself isn't easy as it is doing it for others. It's probably having better self-talk in motivation and balancing overall, but I'm just curious on your overall thoughts.