Post Edited (3d artist) : 9/16/2008 10:20:54 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am very gald you found our site and I hope we can meet your expectations.
Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, you should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get your mind off of the problem. You could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give you a fresh perspective on things.
Visualize a red stop sign in your mind when you encounter a fear provoking thought. When the negative thought comes, you should think of a red stop sign that serves as a reminder to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. You can then try to think of something positive to replace the negative thought.
Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itselfInstead of focusing on doom, stay in the moment. Give yourself breathing space. Consider what matters to you. Establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them.
I hope this helps you. Do you see a therapist for yourself? That would be a good idea. You can only change you, you cannot change another person.
Take care and keep posting
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
I hope you can get to therapy as it will help you. There are many kinds of therapy.
Check our resources listed to the right of this post. You will find lots of helpful ideas in the resource center.