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Rumination Self-Monitoring Record

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a worksheet that is a Rumination Self-Monitoring Record, which will help you record your unwanted thoughts and why they occur.

What is a Rumination Self-Monitoring Record about?

Rumination refers to the state of thinking and focusing too much on unwanted thoughts and negative feelings that occur due to specific events, reasons, or any other cause. These thoughts affect our mental peace and personality on the whole. Rumination thoughts keep coming to you in the form of flashbacks or any other negative images. They are emotionally charged, involuntary thoughts that cause you stress and fear. 

How will Rumination Self-Monitoring Record help?

This worksheet will help you to have a look at what kind of unwanted negative thoughts you have, the frequency of them, what triggers them, and what helps you to lessen them so you can act accordingly. It is very important to fight through the thoughts that give you anxiety and stress to live a better life. The worksheet will help you to keep a track record of all such unwanted thoughts. 

Instructions on how to use Rumination Self-Monitoring Record

Record the unwanted thoughts on the worksheet and see what causes them and try to control them.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

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Free rumination worksheet

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On this page, we provided you with a Rumination Self-Monitoring Record, which hopefully helped you record your unwanted thoughts and why they occur.

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Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.