You're Too Focused on What You're Focused On
Short but succinct piece about our perceptions. When our perceptions are unhealthy, or self-punishing, these thoughts cross over to--in CBT terms--"distortions of reality."
Here’s some good news for self-conscious people. That coffee stain on your shirt, those mismatched earrings you absent-mindedly selected this morning, that unfortunate haircut you just got — people do not notice those things as much as you think.
Here is the article from the New York Times.