This article explores how to better understand how your habitual thinking patterns influence your life and your perspective of the world around you. Furthermore, the article reveals how we tend to sabotage ourselves each day in subtle ways by the way we think about ourselves, about others, about our life, the world, and our circumstances. These ineffective ways of thinking prevent us from achieving our goals and objectives. An understanding of each of these 10 unhelpful thinking styles will help you shift how you think about and interpret the world around you. Becoming aware of these tendencies will allow you to take control of your thoughts and subsequently the trajectory of your life. The 10 unhelpful thinking styles explored within this article include mental filtering, jumping to conclusions, personalization, black and white thinking, catastrophizing, overgeneralizing, shoulding and musting, labeling, magnification and minimization, and emotional reading.