Does anyone believe that feeling negative and depressed can lead to actual negative things happening?
Having only truly admitted to myself that I have been suffering with depression a couple of weeks ago gives me little experience. But it seems that since I did (and I am on meds) everything just seems to be getting worse. Today tops it all off because I caused a three car crash on a main junction. I’m not even totally sure it was my fault, but I just have to accept that if I were paying more attention, it wouldn’t have happened. There just seems to be endless things happening, like there is someone out there that is determined that I will not be allowed to think positively.
Hi wizzer -
I'm sorry to hear that you were involved in an accident. Any accident, whether it's your fault or someone else's can be fightening as well as life threatening. I hope you and all those involved are okay.
I have a slightly different take on the "do negative thoughts lead to negative consequences" question. It seems to me, that when I'm in a good mood, I tend to be more out-going and people notice the smile on my face and are more willing to strike up a conversation with me, as compared to when I'm depressed and I have a scowl on my face, which tells folks to "go away". I also think that our own thoughts can sometime lead us to either make decisions or not make decisions. I mean when I'm upbeat, I'm more willing to take calculated risks, whereas when I'm depressed I'm more likely to "talk myself out of doing anything" or start thinking that everything is my fault and nothing goes right. The sort of "all or nothing approach".
So, I guess what I'm trying to say is I do tend to think that our thoughts have the potential, at times, to lead to reactions that may not always be to our best advantage.
Hope things start to look better for you! :)
thanks for your comments, they are all totally valid. I guess bad days just seem so much worse when extra things go wrong. Although I have many 'down' days, sometimes you just get so down that you wallow in self pity. Today is a good day, so I am trying to wallow in that too!
I spoke to someone today who is a pagan and one of their rituals is to write all the bad things that have happened in the year and then burn it on Halloween (their new years eve). I might try this and hope for a new beginning!
Thanks again all - sometimes I just need reminding that life isn't all bad!